“A drunk female leaving a bar alone at 2 am in a bad area cant be shocked if she is raped any more than I should be shocked if I was beaten/robber doing the same thing.”
There again, “blame the victim” attitude. She’s drunk on a dark road at 2 am so she deserves to be raped? In the old days a proper Gentleman and I do mean “Gentleman” or at least a Constable would have escorted her home. Not now days, we have the idea she has the idea she has earned the right to be raped.
As for being robed. So you are saying the night belongs to the robbers? No robbers/thieves have no place in our society. Makes no difference if they are in a dark alley or on capitol hill. The person robbed had a right to walk home.
I didn’t blame anyone; I just said she shouldn’t be shocked. You think this is the nanny-state’s problem to provide a constable for her; very socialist - a cop for every wobbling drunk.
Do you know who put themselves in that situation? THE DRUNK!
As far as the night belonging to robbers, I specifically said (FOR BOTH EXAMPLES) that is was 2 am in a bad area.
I don’t think you could reasonably infer that anybody has said she “deserves” to be raped. Simply that if you put yourself in a position where there is an elevated risk of bad things happening, you shouldn’t be surprised when bad things happen.
Years ago I has this same discussion with my mother.
I understand what the argument is - whether a person is ‘asking for it’ by putting themselves in a dangerous position with no common sense.
I put it to my Mom, “What do you think one of your sons would do if they saw a woman walking alone on a dark road at night? Would they rape the woman?” Of course when the topic is put that way, she could easily see that it is nonsense to blame the woman for being attacked.
But let’s look at the topic from a common sense point of view. Not everyone out there, especially at night, is a choir boy. It does behoove all of us to be aware of the dangers and protect ourselves.
Still ultimately, when a person is assaulted the blame lies with the perpetrator.