Saturday, August 08, 2009

Your Own Fault

Just adding to the sentiment in the linked post, the major problem with "advice" for women on how to stay safe from the roving bands of rapists is that it makes them responsible if something does happen. Sure not going out at night by yourself in relatively unsafe areas is good advice, but it also isn't advice an adult human can follow while also having a fully functional existence if you live in such an area. Basically it's advice which says "you cannot have a normal functioning adult life and if you do and anything happens to you we warned you!"

...adding, it's also advice an adult woman has heard 3 billion times already and is common sense if not always possible. "Hey stupid, have you considered that you should avoid unsafe areas when alone when possible?" Duh.