To prevent rape, a lot of people might think that this will include women knowing about basic self-defense, going home early, or wearing more “decent” clothes. The idea of self-defense is always a good thing; after all, it helps you deal with thieves, murderers and an overly angsty mother-in-law. Only half-kidding about the last. But really, the point of this blog is not to tell you, but REMIND you that rape can be prevented best by EDUCATING PEOPLE NOT TO RAPE because this is a deplorable act of violation of one’s rights. It’s not by telling women to shut themselves out of the world. So what if she likes those shorty shorts because she wants to show off her legs? So what if her work requires her to stay up late at night? So what if she’s drunk? This doesn’t give you the REASON to rape a woman OR BLAME HER and tell her she deserves it when she actually gets raped (God forbid).
So here goes: How to Prevent Rape
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 rape her.
4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.
5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape 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 rape her.
7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.
8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.
9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.
10. 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 raping 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.
(Content from #1 – 10 lifted from http://canyourelate.org/2011/05/24/rape-prevention-tips/)
I know, the language is a little on the joking-sarcastic side. That only shows you that those who still blame victims for cases of rape, and for parents who did not invest enough time in educating their sons to respect women in a certain way are total pigs. The rapists are, of course, the KINGS OF ALL PIGS. I don’t want to appear as a man-hater here. I know women rape too, and men get raped too. So, same principle also applies, eh. Don’t rape a guy just because he takes off his shirt in front of you, or buys you dinner and gets drunk afterwards, et cetera.
Hope you share this to everyone you know. Rape is one of the worst crimes that one can commit. It’s an act of SEXUAL VIOLENCE. Make sure you’re doing your share in shaping people’s perspectives about rape. Sometimes, the numbers are just as scary as the crime itself.