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  •  I have no idea the context of the diary (0+ / 0-)

    It is deleted.

    However, I can address an excerpt from this diary.

    Sometimes, when I read the pathetic "concern" that men express towards women, followed by suggestions on how they may present less of a target to violent criminals, it makes me ashamed of my gender.
    Again, I don't know the context, but women should be aware of ways to make themselves less of a target. That's not victim blame. The predators are 100% to blame 100% of the time, but I would rather a woman not be a victim at all.

    Please proceed, Governor.

    by USArmyParatrooper on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 05:15:30 PM PDT

    •  "That's not victim blame" (5+ / 0-)

      Except that it gets used as victim blame.  Constantly.

      Which makes it very hard to separate "here's good advice on how not to get raped" from "here's good advice on how to separate and distance yourself from the sluts who brought it on themselves."

    •  This comment sums it up (4+ / 0-)
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      I once ran into a Vietnam war vet who went to a "women's self protection" class with his girlfriend. The usual precautions were discussed: Never park in a dark area. Carry your keys in your hand in such a way that you can use them as weapon. Every moment, be aware of everything going on around you. Regard every man you don't know as a potential threat. Never let someone get close enough to grab you.....on and on and on.

      "It stunned me," this man said. "It was the kind of thing we were told to do in Vietnam, because you never knew who the enemy might be.  But women live with that kind of fear all their lives!"

      Yes. We do. And we shouldn't have to.

      by Sirenus on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 08:08:17 PM EDT

      It's called a rape schedule. It's a part of rape culture which yes exists.  Even walking down the street women get catcalled, grabbed, and stalked. (Even my friends 11 year old daughter! It started with me around 13 or so. Grown ass men)It's NOT a compliment: I've had strangers run their hands up my legs, and pull my shirt away to peek down my top.  I was too startled to do anything each time, but now goddess forbid, I will chop them in the throat.

      "A chicken for every pot, a firearm for every tot" New NRA slogan credit to Ploughandstars.on the Raw Story 5.5.13

      by pitbullgirl65 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 07:13:01 PM PDT

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