I’m wearing a shirt that reads “Kill Me”.
If you saw me at a party or on the street would you promptly murder me?
What about if I had a few drinks? What if I was walking alone at night?
I’m guessing that you wouldn’t if you’re a sane individual.
The cops wouldn’t overlook your crime because of what I’m wearing because that’s silly. I wasn’t literally asking for you to kill me based on my choice of clothing.Who would take that defense seriously?
My friends wouldn’t blame me for being murdered and my killer would be behind bars almost instantly.
So, why is it okay to rape someone because they’re wearing promiscuous clothes? Why does THEIR choice of clothing excuse THEIR attacker?
It doesn’t. You’re silly if you think otherwise.
The less guilt on the attacker. The more guilt on victim.
Stop. Victim. Blaming.
One slight wording issue: “promiscuous clothes” ??? My clothes do not sleep around. And my clothes don’t say whether I sleep around or not. And even if my clothes slept around, I slept around, or whatever else, that’s no excuse for rape. Clothes are not consent.
It is also important to note that most rape is committed by someone the victim already knows. Random attacks on the street are not the majority of rapes in any country. So strike the walking down the street idea and highlight the part at the party, because that’s the far more common scenario.