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This is a particular brand of rape culture, men acting as if women are overreacting, as if men don’t have the basic social skills to know the difference between wanted and unwanted advances, as if women simply setting boundaries is “cramping their style” and “emasculating” them, as if the rules of respecting women are super confusing, so confusing that they’re supposedly forcing men not to interact with us altogether.”
who can commit sexual assault with impunity.”
If anything, especially when you're young, not being 'conventionally attractive' can mean you're treated as if you should be grateful for the attention.
I know it makes some women feel safer if they attack other's choices - thinking someone made a 'bad' choice means you choose differently and avoid assault.
But that's not how any of this works. Your choices don't lead to assault, the abuser's choices do.”
This isn’t just about one man or one horrible experience. It’s about women being shaped by a lifetime of preventable horror.”
I find 'solutions' like these so troubling because they’re based on the idea that the only thing stopping men from harassing is opportunity.”
The only relationship between clothing and sexual assault is how much a victim will be blamed, period.”
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