"There’s a poisonous double standard in our society which says that it’s reverse-sexist and wrong for women to feel threatened by creepy-awkward male behaviour because our fear implies that we hold the negative, stereotypical view that All Men Are Predators, but that if we’re raped or sexually assaulted by any man with whom we’ve had prior social interaction – and particularly if he’s expressed some sexual or romantic interest in us during that time – it’s reasonable for observers to ask what precautions we took to prevent the assault from happening, or to suggest that we maybe led the guy on by not stating our feelings plainly. The result is a situation where women are punished if we reject, avoid or identify creepy men, and then told it’s our fault if we’re assaulted by someone we plainly ought to have rejected, avoided, identified."

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The Creepiness Question « shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows

Example:

Judge To Woman Sexually Assaulted By Cop: ‘When You Blame Others, You Give Up Your Power To Change’

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THIS IS VERY RELEVANT TO A FACEBOOK DEBATE I GOT MYSELF INVOLVED WITH TODAY. HELLO BETH. THAT’S ALL.

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OMG MARIE YOU’RE AN ANGEL we were all thinking it 

you should totally post this if not lydia says she will (i would but i am like, one of the most recent commenters)

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