Rapists, perhaps? No, silly rabbit, loose women are to blame when someone sexually assaults them.
Apparently a sizable portion of the Scottish population believes that women are at least partially to blame for their own rapes if they do things like flirt, drink, wear “revealing” clothing, or have “many” sexual partners.
A Scottish Executive spokesman said the survey had asked “detailed and sensitive” questions on all forms of violence against women, including rape.
But he stressed: “Ministers are clear that rape is a despicable crime and those found guilty deserve to be punished and society protected.
“No victim should be dissuaded from coming forward because they fear that the law is unclear or that their experience will not be taken seriously.”
Sounds like they’ll be taken quite seriously — so long as they never left the house, never had anyone over to their house, wore head-to-toe loose-fitting clothing, never had sex, and never spoke with men. Is that really so much to ask?
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