How Not To Get Raped
- Wear clothing that’s hard to remove. (Jumpsuits? Overalls?)
- Wear a hairstyle that’s hard to grab. (So cut off your hair?)
- Wear footwear that can help you get away. (Sneakers?)
After all that, women could end up looking not so attractive. Yet they’re also told that they’re supposed to be attractive. So it’s confusing.
And then there’s this:
- Beware of bathrooms. (Just hold it?)
- Make eye contact with a potential attacker.
- Don’t make eye contact with a potential attacker.
It could be subtitled, “The double bind: damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”
And if she’s attacked, will she be blamed for not doing these things?
And what about rapists? Should they change anything they do?
Posted on February 19, 2014, in feminism, rape and sexual assault, sexism, violence against women, women and tagged Cat Del Buono, feminism, How Not To Get Raped, rape, sexism, sexual assault, violence against women, women. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.