There’s some controversy, but it is possible that more men are raped than women in this country.
See also: gender feminism harms all women:
The fundamental stupidity is to misinterpret this as “if you are a slut, then you don’t have any rights, and your assailant should not suffer any consequences.” Where feminists get this idea is a mystery to me. Almost every man they’ve ever met wholeheartedly agrees that women have the rights they keep harping on about, and that rapists should be caught and punished — severely. (We also think they’re crazy for doubting us.)
But you should keep in mind that evil people do exist. You cannot reason with them. You cannot make them empathize. You can only try to avoid them.
This is what I don’t understand. How is telling young women that dressing extremely provocatively may increase their chances of getting assaulted considered a bad thing?
The main argument I’ve heard against this is that it “makes women afraid” and “like if it happens to them it’s their fault.”
Okay, number one, there are situations where women should be wary. 4 AM at a biker bar? Maaaybe not such a good idea to get hammered then and there. Number two, getting into those situations doesn’t mean you were at fault if it happens to you, but you shouldn’t conceal that information (i.e. certain behaviors are dangerous in certain contexts) from other people.
If it’s not true that dressing skimpily increases your chance of assault, then I can half-understand the outrage. If it is true, concealing that information from women is aiding and abetting rape.
And, again, because someone is going to say it, this is not about excusing rapists, but about telling women how to avoid potentially dangerous situations.
Somehow saying that “avoid doing x, y and z to decrease the likelihood of your getting assaulted” = “if you do x, y and z you totally had it coming and don’t deserve any help.” Oookaayy…