How Slut Shaming Becomes Victim Blaming

I couldn’t put this any better than Chescaleigh has. I am grateful for women like her speaking up. If I had heard someone like her speaking up about this when I was younger, it would have given me the courage to go to the police after I was raped. Standing ovation! Apple of my eye!

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3 thoughts on “How Slut Shaming Becomes Victim Blaming

  1. I am sick and tired of being told that every single thing we as women do (or don’t do) means that we were just begging to be raped. It’s like we are expected to stay home and live in a bubble because that’s the only time a woman isn’t blamed for being raped, if it happens while she is sleeping in bed. Even then, I am sure there are people that can find a way to make that be her fault too.

    • I agree. If a woman does everything the supposed right way (dresses in an approved way, does not go out at night, no drinking or drug use, no sex) and still gets raped she is still to blame somehow. Why totally limit your life to be the perfect victim, at some point it’s not worth the loss of freedom for a benefit you don’t even get if you do get raped.

      • “Why totally limit your life to be the perfect victim, at some point it’s not worth the loss of freedom for a benefit you don’t even get if you do get raped.” Exactly. Besides it’s an absurd proposition to demand someone eliminate all risk when life itself is risk.

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