So a ‘survey‘ (via online polling) of over 1,000 people in London supposedly reports:
‘a majority of women believe some rape victims should take responsibility for what happened.’
- how frequently we blame the victim rather than taking the time to address the real social and cultural norms that allow this mentality to persist…
- how many victims of sexual violence already do not report the crime out of shame, fear, or public embarrassment…
It’s necessary to speak up. And the truth is relatively simple: Regardless of how a person dresses or behaves, there is only one way to interpret “No.” Case closed.
That said, I’m skeptical that the results of this so-called survey reflect reality.