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
Let's just agree that, just like with any individuals, different rapists might be attracted to different multiple variable things. As such, to place "responsibility" on the victim because of her clothing is preposterous!
However, that wasn't really what I was talking about here in the first place. I was talking about circumstances that a woman actually can control.
Anyone is capable of, and ideally should, moderate their behavior, environment, substance consumption, company, and style of dress. That's simple common sense.
It's a MYTH.
It is not REAL.
It means NOTHING.
It won't save a woman from being raped no matter WHAT.
The sooner you accept that it's bull**** the sooner you can move on to accepting the REAL issues to ward against and be on the lookout for.
Okay - get that? Can you READ THAT? OLD GRANNIES and LITTLE GIRLS get raped wearing moomoos and scummy clothes.Myth Women who are sexually assaulted 'ask for it' by the way they dress or act, rape only happens to young women.
Fact Many women are led to believe that if they are not part of a certain category of women then they are 'safe' from being raped. Women and girls of all ages, classes, culture, ability, sexuality, race and faith are raped. Attractiveness has little significance. Reports show that there is a great diversity in the way targeted women act or dress. Rapists choose women based on their vulnerability not their physical appearance.
Sometimes women see themselves as 'unworthy' or 'undesirable' because of their age or physical appearance and therefore 'safe' from rape. Some men joke or make comments about women's appearances or age to indicate whether she is sexually desirable or available, or as part of their defence in court, saying he thought 'he was doing her a favour', using her appearance or age. Women are raped from the age of three to ninety three. Rape is an act of violence not sex.
Just because some asshole rapist says "SHE WAS DRESSED SEXILY" doesn't mean ****. Why in the **** are you buying into it? Goddamn - get the **** past that. It's like a curb that's two inches high. Holy ****!
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I was simply saying that there are certain precautions a woman can take to make her less vulnerable to certain kinds of rapes. They should be encouraged to make use of them whenever possible, and not evade the subject by being told that men can be counted on to control themselves.
Not all rapists are obvious creeps, or have even necessarily raped before. There are a lot of different factors that can push a man over the edge in this regard.
Assuming that they're all just power-tripping masterminds deliberately scoping out targets is a bit naïve, IMO. Sometimes rapes escalate out of simple misunderstandings with horny and intoxicated men who aren't very receptive to hearing the word "no."