The usual suspects in YOGA 2.0 .
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
The usual suspects in YOGA 2.0 .
Chemists Have Solutions .
What a woman is wearing doesn't make a man rape her, the man being a scumbag and/or evil and/or having severe psychological issues concerning a need for power and control is what makes him rape her. A good man would never do that regardless of what she was wearing.
I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.
I would say that getting inebriated and passing out at a party full of men is putting oneself at risk, but it still doesn't equal "responsibility" for the crime committed against that person IMO. It means she was stupid and made a really bad decision, but I still wouldn't hold her responsible for the actions of another person against her.
My mother gave me really great advise when I was a kid. She said, everyone has a choice when it comes to what they say and do. It is one of the few things we have it completely within our ability to control. Therefore, because it is always a choice the author of those words or that action is completely responsible. Even having a conversation where women accept blame for that act would allow the shift in responsibility to be made towards her and that is not acceptable.
"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
I'm a man, and a somewhat larger than average one at that. I sort of "lucked out" on that one.
However, that doesn't mean that there aren't scenarios in which I wouldn't want to draw attention to myself, or that there aren't certain situations I know that it'd be a good idea to try and avoid.
When I'm traveling in a foreign country by myself, for instance, do you think I wear my Army uniform?
Yes, which is why I said it could be a "contributing factor" for rape under some circumstances. I didn't say that it was the only, or primary factor.I think BEHAVIOR plays much more of a role in date rape or other rapes than what a woman is wearing at the time. A woman can be wearing next to nothing, but if she doesn't allow herself to be put into a spot where she is vulnerable, then she more than likely would not even get raped. Another woman could be wearing a darn snowsuit, but if she goes off ALONE with some stranger, THEN she is putting herself at risk I would agree. It's NOT the clothing though unless you put yourself at risk to begin with.
Part of that involves not wearing revealing clothing that is only going to attract unwanted attention in dangerous environments.You tell them how to be smart while they are out.
I didn't say that it was. I said that it was a defense rapists themselves liked to use.I don't think that is a valid defense because people have smartened up thankfully.
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me