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Doc Tor
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I always find these top tips help me to have a rape-free life.

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Originally posted by Doc Tor:
I always find these top tips help me to have a rape-free life.

That's very good, as one expects a series of tips for women, if one is following the standard victim-blaming stance.

It's striking how some older women are coming out with blaming statements, e.g. Bardot. The most surprising has been Susan Brownmiller, author of the influential 'Against Our Will', in the 70s, who seems to be making various blaming statements. For example, she seems to have said, that if you're naked standing next the bed, it's too late to say no.

Of course, it isn't. That is the whole point of consent, that it's not binding.

I suppose an older generation still see women as somehow guardians of male lust.

https://www.bustle.com/articles/111936-6-myths-about-sexual-assault-highlighted-by-susan-brownmillers-comments-on-the-problem -of-consent

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Originally posted by Ohher:
We all have the right to walk alone through high-crime neighborhoods at 2 a.m. wearing expensive attire, carrying wads of cash, and sporting valuable jewelry. That doesn't mean it's a good idea to do so.

Hilariously*, the "common sense" argument is now being used to counter the idea that every accused person should be assumed innocent until proven guilty not only in a court of law, but in every forum: social media, workplace, politics, etc. Quote from
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Would the aforementioned columnists feel comfortable if their kid's teacher, for example, was accused by multiple students of sexual assault, but kept teaching until proven guilty?
*possibly only for my sense of humour. YMMV

[ 31. January 2018, 17:46: Message edited by: Leaf ]

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