While I will agree with you entirely, RS, that no crime against persons is excusable, still there are precautions that one can take. If I were to walk down a dark alley in a major metropolitan city, with hundred-dollar bills hanging out of my pocket, I wouldn’t feel entirely blameless if I were robbed.
That is one of the most crass comparisons I have heard for some time. Don’t leave it all hanging out girl/woman or you’ll get touched/assaulted/raped. Your fault.
Of course. If I walk down the street, or in a quiet secluded area, showing my legs, arms, hands, ankles, eyes, some of my breasts, just basically any part of my body, I wouldn’t feel entirely blameless if I was raped.
Because, it’s always up to a woman to avoid being raped.
How many times do women have to say,
IT’S UP TO MEN TO STOP RAPING WOMEN.
Michelle said it beautifully.
So, what should women do?
Precautions that one can take?
Cover up from head to toe? Not wear summer clothing? Not go out alone? At night? At all? Maybe need a male escort? Hello Islam.
There is, strangely, a difference between walking around with money hanging out of your pockets and being a woman walking down the street.
Or at least, there is from a woman’s perspective. Perhaps not from a man’s.
If you don’t understand why this is a blatant example of sexism and patriarchy then, please go do your homework.