i truly don’t understand the point of guys whistling at girls like, oh yes that was lovely tone and pitch i think you would make a good mating partner and now i’m going to have sex with you, thanks for whistling at me, you’re a champ
I’m wearing a shirt that reads “Kill Me”.
If you saw me at a party or on the street would you promptly murder me?
What about if I had a few drinks? What if I was walking alone at night?
I’m guessing that you wouldn’t if you’re a sane individual.
The cops wouldn’t overlook your crime because of what I’m wearing because that’s silly. I wasn’t literally asking for you to kill me based on my choice of clothing. Who would take that defense seriously?
My friends wouldn’t blame me for being murdered and my killer would be behind bars almost instantly.
So, why is it okay to rape someone because they’re wearing revealing clothes? Why does THEIR choice of clothing excuse THEIR attacker?
It doesn’t. You’re silly if you think otherwise.
The less guilt on the attacker. The more guilt on victim.
Stop. Victim. Blaming.
Reblogging this again because it’s perfect.
I fucking love you.
This is a really great message, and too bad that it’s been tainted a bit by the ableism in the original post. You don’t need to throw mentally ill people under the bus to make your point. “Sane” individuals do all kinds of crap. Lots of us “crazy” people are victims ourselves and are blamed for our own abuse etc. I would be very cautious to frame this as a sane/insane issue, because it’s fucking not.
^this. This is mega problematic! I’ve seen college admins dismiss violence and rape cases because the man/guy had a disability that had NOTHING to do with their choices.. And then tell disabled women/girls that they don’t know what happened because they have a disability. It’s an issue. A big one.
perfect commentary is perfect.