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of course it's not the woman's fault. using the word "fault" in those situations, is misleading. it should rather be stated that, if you don't want some unstable individual to steal your personal possessions, the first step would be not letting them know you have them. however, since this is impossible when it comes to gender, the next step would be to make sure they know you don't want them stealing from you. one way this is achieved is by behavior.
So, the vagina is something like a purse that can be snatched rather than an attribute of the person it's a part of?
Okay, so I've been raped, and I've fended off rape by way off my self-defense skillz.
It wouldn't hurt to give girls the option of self-defense courses, but there's always going to be a size differential.
And besides. If this can be addressed on the perp end, why put the burden on the victim?
I agree that this video will have zero effect in those countries, and the only real way to change it is to change the attitude about women,and since men run the show and approve of this attitude it's not going to change,
Another poster pointed out that this video was produced by "privileged" women, but do you picture those who have no access (i.e. the majority) throwing any light on the issue?
The women there are basically screwed and not even thanked.
Like they're giving something by having sex that they gain nothing from?
I think rape is a carry over ideology of the crusades of old, invade, plunder pillage, rape. Its one of the roots of the humans race (pardon the pun)edit on 15-11-2013 by AthlonSavage because: (no reason given)
Sadly I have even seen that attitude here on ATS. I have defiantly seen it by the police, when I called 911 when my neighbor was being raped. It was her fault for leaving the door unlocked while waiting for her kids to come home from school.
reply to post by whitewave
Quote from your post:-
"I don't doubt the reports of your beauty, but don't think for a minute that you
were assaulted for that reason."
I totally agree with that statement as there have been many reports of elderly
women ( 60 to 90 years of age ) having been raped (can you imagine that trauma?)
Rape is more often a control issue rather than lust ... just because they can!!
The vast majority of the time it is not the woman's fault for being raped. This is common sense, as people have certain rights that should not be violated. But I do think that some woman have done quite a bit of harm to the issue in general, as there are many "fake" rape cases, where someone is accused despite no rape had taken place. My point is that some women use this rape card, proving that it is not just the "men" with the power.
I think the punishment for a rapist should be on par with the punishment for someone who falsely accuses someone of rape. Why? Because of the power issue, like I just stated. Some men use their physical power to overpower a woman and rape her. And some women will use the current beliefs regarding rape to accuse someone, thinking that she will get the sympathy or something, or that the man will automatically be thought guilty.
Yes, a rapist does what he (or she) does for control and power but, like you said, it's because they have no control over themselves. They are deeply imbalanced and ruled by impulsiveness. They can cry and feel remorse over their own actions but that will not change what is wrong with them. This is why sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated. They do know what they do. They can hate themselves for it. They'll still do it again.
When Tom Tremblay started working for the police department of Burlington, Vt., 30 years ago, he discovered that many of his fellow cops rarely believed a rape victim. This was true time after time, in dozens of cases. Tremblay could see why they were doubtful once he started interviewing the victims himself. The victims, most of them women, often had trouble recalling an attack or couldn’t give a chronological account of it. Some expressed no emotion. Others smiled or laughed as they described being assaulted. “Unlike any other crime I responded to in my career, there was always this thought that a rape report was a false report,” says Tremblay, who was an investigator in Burlington’s sex crimes unit. “I was always bothered by the fact there was this shroud of doubt.”
Tremblay felt sex assault victims were telling the truth, and data supports his instincts: Only an estimated 2 to 8 percent of rape accusations are false, according to a survey of the literature published by the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women...
In the past decade, neurobiology has evolved to explain why victims respond in ways that make it seem like they could be lying, even when they’re not. Using imaging technology, scientists can identify which parts of the brain are activated when a person contemplates a traumatic memory such as sexual assault. The brain’s prefrontal cortex—which is key to decision-making and memory—often becomes temporarily impaired. The amygdala, known to encode emotional experiences, begins to dominate, triggering the release of stress hormones and helping to record particular fragments of sensory information. Victims can also experience tonic immobility—a sensation of being frozen in place—or a dissociative state. These types of withdrawal result from extreme fear yet often make it appear as if the victim did not resist the assault.
This is why, experts say, sexual assault victims often can’t give a linear account of an attack and instead focus on visceral sensory details like the smell of cologne or the sound of voices in the hallway. “That’s simply because their brain has encoded it in this fragmented way,” says David Lisak, a clinical psychologist and forensic consultant who trains civilian and military law enforcement to understand victim and offender behavior.