Which assumption is that? My own assumptions are more or less the exact opposite of what you've stated here, so...Originally Posted by Liblady
The truth may be out there, but lies are in your head. ~Terry Pratchett
No absolutely means no.
However, I have no doubt some women try to lure men into a situation where they can claim rape for monetary reasons.
I don't give a **** if a woman is walking around nude and propositioning every man in the vicinity except one. That does not make it her fault if that one decides to force her to have sex. I don't care if she's shaking her naked tits right in his face. If she says 'no' to intercourse, then everything after that is HIS responsibility, NOT hers. I don't give a **** how turned on he is. I don't give a **** how much he wants her. I don't give a **** how much she deliberately (or inadvertently) turned him on. If she says no, and he persists, it is rape and it is HIS responsibility.
However, there are a number of women who cry rape who were not actually raped. Those are the women who make it difficult for actual rape victims to step forward. Those are the women who perpetuate the whole 'it's the victim's fault' mentality. Those are the women I'd love to see strung up in the middle of town.
Rape is quite the touchy subject.... So maybe arguing the point in another lite is preferable.
Say a wealthy man is walking down the street (with flashy jewelry and a fat wallet) in an area that is well known for robbery, etc.... How much sympathy do you have if he happens to get robbed? Does he at least share part of the blame for the lack of personal responsibility?
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
You'd think a gazelle would stick with the herd to avoid being eaten.
IMO I think people should go out with friends and avoid excessively risky behavior without good reason, carry a gun, stay in shape, and know how to kick the **** out of any would-be thug; but I'm a guy, what do I know, I'll keep my misogynist opinion that women should be responsible and self reliant to myself.
Hey if she want's to be a victim, this is America, it's her body, her choice, so let her get the **** beat out of her if that's what she wants.
No, it's not her fault, per say, but she didn't employ enough common sense to keep herself out of that position.