Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Whose fault is it, anyways?

Taking a break from my family chit-chat, I just wanted to post this.

It's not really a funny subject, but I had a chuckle over this post from one of my favorite blogs, I Blame the Patriarchy.

Surely, the very best rape prevention suggestions ever (putting responsibility where it's due, rather than on the victim/potiential victim).

Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work
  1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.
  2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.
  3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to assault her.
  4. If you are in a lift and a woman gets in, don’t assault her. You know what? Don’t even ogle her.
  5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not assault her.
  6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or assault her.
  7. When you lurk in bushes and doorways with criminal intentions, always wear bright clothing, wave a flashlight, or play “Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed)” by the Raveonettes on a boombox really loud, so women in the vicinity will know where to aim their flamethrowers.
  8. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from assaulting women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you when in public.
  9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to assault a woman, you can hand the whistle to your buddy, so s/he can blow it to call for help.
  10. Give your buddy a revolver, so that when indifferent passers-by either ignore the rape whistle, or gather round to enjoy the spectacle, s/he can pistol-whip you.
Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be assaulting her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.


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