Question by broken: Why is everyone else responsible for a woman’s personal safety?
You hear these comments all the time. How a woman should be able to run naked out on the streets without being harassed, attacked or raped. Ideally the world would be a peaceful place free of violence but everyone who is over the age of 6 knows this will never happen. If a woman places herself in a vulnerable situation by dressing provocatively, getting drunk and wandering alone at night she is inviting trouble.
On some level she might even deserve some of the blame due to her negligence. Why is telling women helpful advice about keeping safe considered as victim blaming? Why is everyone else responsible for woman’s personal safety?
Answer by Katie M
A man is responsible for his violent behavior, not his victim. I agree, women should be careful but that’s because there are people who take advantage of a smaller, more vulnerable person.
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