I suspect women are wearing revealing clothes in most rape cases
I suspect that a man/woman will rape regardless of the victims clothing
I think some women are inviting dangerous attention when wearing revealing attire
I don't think clothes have anything to do with rape
I haven't read the thread, but usually when this topic comes up people argue that the woman is responsible for her own actions. The problem seems to come in most of the time when people misconstrue that argument for more than it is.
Many times drunk young men are dangerous and women should do their best to avoid situations where they are left alone with them. Women should also avoid wearing certain kinds of clothing around certain audiences and in certain situations, and that means, it is their responsibility in understanding what those audiences are and where those situations happen to be. Women should be aware that they are first line of defense and it is their responsibility, much as it is all our responsibility, to keep ourselves safe from those that might cause us harm. It is always best to avoid situations where you have to defend yourself with your bear hands or with any sort of weapon if at all possible. Being brave is one thing, but being stupid is another entire animal and people shouldn't confuse the two. Wearing something around drunk young men that they can easily see a ton of skin is probably not the best idea out there.
What I just said isn't saying the rapists isn't at fault for his actions, but it is saying that understanding the situation and avoiding that situation involves understanding why it happens and taking precautionary measures to avoid it. The fact is men get turned on by certain types of clothing choices, and when they're impaired by drugs or some other means bad things can happen and one of those things is rape. Clothing choices matter in all kinds of situations in life and this is just another one. There is no reason to be upset about it.
I imagine I will regret posting in this thread.
However, you cannot deny that clothing can and sometimes does play a role as well. Like it or not, a lot of men are always going to take revealing clothing on a woman as being an indicator that she is open to sexual advances.
Some of those men will inevitably be either rapists, or generally disrespectful people who have the potential to be rapists. This intrinsically increases the level of risk scantily clad women in such environments are placed under.
If a woman takes precautions (traveling in a group, not drinking to excess, not going out of her way to lead men on sexually) much of that risk can be effectively managed and kept to an acceptable minimum level. If she does not, however; and rather chooses to behave stupidly in addition to drawing attention to herself, she might very well find herself getting into trouble.
That's simply how the world works.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 02-18-14 at 06:56 PM.
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Only THAT wouldn't work because fat and unattractive women get raped too. If we all really want to be honest, the MAIN reason why women get raped is because they have a vagina, they are physically weaker and smaller than men, and some men take advantage of that fact to just "take" what they want. PERIOD.