Qualifiers like "some" ruin polls instantly. It leaves so much to interpretation.
Should "some" women take "some responsibility?"
Well, I suppose. There is on occasion a woman who was consenting at the time but changed their mind the next morning because both parties were drunk. That particular situation both parties share responsibility. Does that count as a "rape victim?" The guy asking the questions might not think so, but the person answering the questions might interpret it that way.
NEVER USE THE WORD SOME IN A POLL.
"Do you think some gays want to rape you?"
Well, yes, I'm sure somewhere in the universe there is a gay person who happens to be a rapist and would rape me given the chance. 7 billion people on this rock, gotta be at least one.
So I answer yes, although I'm also thinking it's far more likely that I get struck by lightning while holding a winning lottery ticket.
Meanwhile, an extreme homophobe is asked the same question and he believes that every gay person will rape him at every possible opportunity.
He answers yes.
We both gave the same answer despite having exact opposite views on the matter.
One of you will end up here next!
This is bull****, and you know it.
Rapists come in all shapes and sizes. They are not all 'trashy' guys who hang out in low-life bars just waiting to snatch up some drunk girl who is flashing her tits and hitting on everyone.
Last edited by Jerry; 02-15-10 at 12:44 PM.
It's not bull****. Of course there are risks that come with simply walking out your front door, however a person with an average amount of common sense does things to avoid the risk of being victimized and reduces the risk of being the victim of a freak accident. Therefore, if one crosses the street against the light, or jay-walks, then they take personal responsibility for increasing the risk of being hit by a car.
You use of, "all", doesn't accurately respond to what I'm saying, because I never once made any absolute statements. But, you seem to believe that all women who get raped are in no way responsible for putting themselves in that position and we both know that that's not true.Rapists come in all shapes and sizes. They are not all 'trashy' guys who hang out in low-life bars just waiting to snatch up some drunk girl who is flashing her tits and hitting on everyone.
Are there things women can do to reduce risk? Of course. But that does not mean that the person who forces sex without permission is still 100 % to blame. The reasons some one forces sex without permission are irrelevant.