I honestly don’t think anything annoys me more than people who go on about how “a woman should be able to dress how they like without of being raped” or “we shouldn’t have to change how we want to dress because some men can’t control themselves.”
If you have this view then in my opinion you’re a fucking idiot. People who rape are not just normal people that suddenly one day thing “I’m going to be disgusting and go against my morals and violently rape somebody today,” they’re people who are clearly a bit fucked in the head and have a kind of sexual preference in a way that is to have a person struggling against them. They basically get off to fighting and having somebody fighting back to stop them. Also just think about ti logically for a moment. If you put yourself in a scenario like that, where you have a choice between somebody who is wearing thick tight jeans and a large coat with many layer underneath, or a drunk girl in a thin crop top and a skirt a few inches long, who is going to be the easiest to get undressed and rape there? It’s kind of like giving somebody a battered cardboard box and a 10 inch thick steel safe that both have £10,000 in and saying you can chose to break into one of these and if you succeed you can keep the money. You’re going to take the easier option.
If somebody tell you to not dress so revealing they’re not saying that you’ll get raped and it’ll be your fault. They’re telling you to take precaution. They’re telling you that you should reduce your chances of being seen as an easy target.
Yes in an ideal world you shouldn’t have to worry about such things. But You also should be able to leave your car or house unlocked and valuables on show without having to worry about things being stolen. But that isn’t a world that we live in. There are people who are a big messed up and don’t view things as other do that will just take whatever they want when they get a chance. If somebody told you to make sure you locked your car and didn’t leave anything valuable on the car seat you wouldn’t shout back at them that you shouldn’t have to do things like that just because some dirty thieves don’t have morals and leave it unlocked anyway, you would lock it. So don’t be so naive over rape and just have some common sense. Don’t put yourself in such danger.