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  • I suspect women are wearing revealing clothes in most rape cases

    1 0.98%
  • I suspect that a man/woman will rape regardless of the victims clothing

    28 27.45%
  • I think some women are inviting dangerous attention when wearing revealing attire

    6 5.88%
  • I don't think clothes have anything to do with rape

    56 54.90%
  • Other

    11 10.78%
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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I believe opportunity is usually the primary way a target is chosen.
    This.

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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    It's not the clothes. It's not power.

    Opportunism, pure and simple.

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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    If he rapes her in the case of date rape, it still comes down to power and control regardless of what excuse he may give for it. It still has nothing to do with what she was wearing.
    I really don't think things are quite that simple.

    Some rapes simply escalate out of misunderstandings.

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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Most violent rapes have nothing to do with the clothing of the victim. The only cases where clothing might have some relevance are the so called "date rape" cases where the victim said she said NO and the defendant said she said YES.

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    William Kennedy Smith

    No one knows exactly what the conversation or discussion was between WKS and Patricia Bowman. He claimed the intercourse was consensual-she said it was not

    yet his version was supported by the facts that were not in dispute (like no grass stains on her dress-belying her claim that he threw her down and supporting his story that he put a blanket down on the grass before sex) also supporting his claim that she "picked him up" was the fact that she was wearing a very short minidress and 60 dollar black hose: this hurt her credibility when she claimed that the night in question she went out not to troll for men at a bar but rather to visit a friend and the friend's new born baby. Jurors noted that women normally don't get dolled up in slinky black dresses to play with babies but do dress that way to gain attention from men.



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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I really don't think things are quite that simple.

    Some rapes simply escalate out of misunderstandings.
    true consent cases



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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I really don't think things are quite that simple.

    Some rapes simply escalate out of misunderstandings.
    Saying it just escalated is just another excuse...

    If a woman doesn't want to have sex with a man and he still forces it, it's rape. If you're talking about other scenarios where it's not clear that it was rape (such as if they were both completely wasted) then it might be a different story.
    I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.

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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It's not about clothing. If she was dressing provocatively, it means that she was asking for it. No rape.
    Similarly, a police officer shooting a suspiciously dressed person is okay because the person was "asking for it"?
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Since posters are getting upset that the yoga thread keeps getting derailed I will ask this here. Do you think most (true cases- not made up, let's not turn this into he said she said discussion) people who get raped are wearing revealing clothing?
    No.

    I voted Other. It's none of your business what I'm wearing. (if you know what I mean)

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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Similarly, a police officer shooting a suspiciously dressed person is okay because the person was "asking for it"?
    You don't need a ski mask at 11pm when you're forcefully trying to get into a Cadillac.

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    Re: Rape and Clothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    I don't know, I don't think it matters. Rape is about power not what clothing a woman is currently wearing. A man doesn't all of a sudden magically turn into a rapist because of a short skirt...
    This ^^^

    A guy doesn't see cleavage and then see red and get into a rape rage...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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