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
A rapist doesn't rape because someone is dressed provocatively. Rape is rarely ever spontaneous. A rape is almost always premeditated on some level. In most cases the rapist knows his/her victim.
The criminal doesn't base his decisions based upon what is allowed or what is not allowed. He doesn't care about getting "a pass". He already gave himself a pass. He doesn't need a pass from you or me.
If you were to see a strange animal wandering aimlessly around your neighborhood, would you not take care to make yourself less vulnerable to a potential attack?
Sure, if it does try anything, it will almost certainly be put down. However, that's going to be small consolation for anyone unlucky enough to be mauled by the creature in the first place.
As far as women are concerned, strange men should always be viewed as exactly such animals until proven otherwise. Sure, we can be friendly, but we can also be dangerous, and often times unpredictable as well. This problem only gets worse in a sexually charged environment where perception altering substances are in wide availability.
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"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
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"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway
That being said I understand exactly what you are getting at. Kind of like "don't walk into a crowd of Hoover Crips and yell the N-word because you're probably gonna get killed." Regardless there is no justification for the violence in either case.
Edit: Let me be clear Cephus...I'm not saying you are making a case that a victim is complicit. I think they are two different sub-discussions I guess. Be smart and protect yourself. At the end of the day discussing why rape happens is one thing, preventing yourself from being raped is another.
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One time I had $400 stolen out of my car. One of my co-workers tried to tell me that I shouldn't have left the money out where it could be seen. I was offended that he was making me out to be the criminal when I was in fact the victim. On the other hand. He was right. I was taking an unnecessary risk by carrying cash while on vacation. It wasn't about giving the criminal a free pass since I was a dummie for leaving money in my car. It was about minimizing my risk.
Just because a woman takes on additional risk and ends up getting raped this doesn't mean the criminal is any less wrong for the crimes he commits. It doesn't make the woman a criminal either. It just means she's a high roller and doesn't mind taking a gamble.