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 don't agree with any of the things as written. However, I do think that, all other things being equal, a woman who dresses provocatively has a higher chance of being raped or assaulted. I'm not blaming the woman for the rape but let's be honest, there are things that can be done that can lessen the chance. Take being mugged. Two men in a bad part of town, one who looks like they haven't got any money and the other who walks down the streets with hundred dollar bills hanging out of their pockets, who is most likely to get mugged, all other considerations being equal? People need to realize that just because they have the freedom to do a thing doesn't mean it's necessarily the best thing to do.
Does this change the fact that avoiding certain behaviors and certain attention grabbing styles of dress in areas where the risk of mugging is high tends to be a good idea?
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Well, I have to go do some work on the computer, but I'll be back later to argue with you all some more! Later!
This discussion is all over the map. Rape isn't about clothing. It's mainly about violence and power. There is obviously a sexual element to it but for the most part it is about demonstrating power over the victim through violence. If you think a sexual assault is about sex you're wrong. The sexual arousal comes from the motive behind the rape, they are feeding a desire much more malignant than just a need for immediate sexual gratification.
I've interviewed many sexual assault suspects over the years. It's never about "I was horny and she was there and she wearing that little skirt."
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