Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Just Teach Them Not To Rape.

Absent the threat of crime in the first place, walking down an alley with $100 bills sticking out of your pocket wouldn't be negligent at all.

Victims of crime run the gamut from genuinely not their fault (ie, you took all reasonable precautions) to 'you were totally asking for it' (ie, walking down the street in a miniskirt with no underwear screaming c'mon fuck me to random passerby) - the takeaway here is that your victimization *can be your fault*. But that doesn't excuse your victimizer, lessen the severity of what they did, nor does it mean *you deserved it*.

That's an important distinction. There's a world of difference between 'its your fault but you didn't deserve that to happen to you' and 'you didn't deserve that to happen to you so its not your fault'.

The former acknowledges the state of the world as it is and points to potential options to remedy the wrong and prevent it from happening again while the latter removes all impetus for you to do so.

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