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Swiss tourist gang-raped in India: police   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-3-18 20:24:23 |Display all floors
Bandito Post time: 2013-3-18 20:03
No, I must tell you that sometimes, and we have to accept this, some victims of rape are culpable.  ...
No, I must tell you that sometimes, and we have to accept this, some victims of rape are culpable. Not in all cases but in some cases!


That is dangerous thinking.

It takes the focus off the one responsible for committing the rape.  

Our first reaction to hearing stories like this should be to condemn the attacker, not to make excuses for them.

Of course we are all responsible for our own safety.  There are parts of town I just don't go in.  But that can in no way excuse rapists and criminals.  They are responsible for their own behavior.

When we blame the victim, we stop any constructive dialog of how to deal with rape.  What kind of message does this send to the rapist or potential rapists?  What they are going to see is that everyone blames the victim, so he can too.  It was HER fault for being there, for wearing this or that, for going to a bar alone.

The more we blame the victim, the more we encourage rapists.  Even they don't think its all their fault.
  
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Post time 2013-3-18 20:27:34 |Display all floors
Bandito Post time: 2013-3-18 20:13
We know it is not problem limited to India. It is a world problem. Girls are not dragged off buses ...

Bullshit.  Last november in LA:

LOS ANGELES –  For 10 agonizing minutes, an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman was raped in the back of a near-empty Los Angeles County bus as it rolled past a state park and a cemetery and no one did anything about it.
  
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Post time 2013-3-18 20:29:47 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Bandito at 2013-3-18 16:32
JFenix Post time: 2013-3-18 15:34
I never really heard of people preying on campers.

Camping is pretty safe in the US.  I've camped ...

A quick google search = campsite murders will change your mind. I ididn't use the R word but it is part of it. Awful subject but I am made aware due to morbid viewing of unsolved crimes!

My justification is simples, intel on how to avoid nutters etc .
No, I live above Sunset Plaza, it's a little house I rent and it's a little rundown but has a beautiful view, what about you?

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Post time 2013-3-18 20:32:40 |Display all floors
Bandito Post time: 2013-3-18 20:29
A quick google search = campsite murders will change your mind.

I'm not giving up camping.
  
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Post time 2013-3-18 20:33:00 |Display all floors
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Writer's real name is Lau Guan Kim.  lau_guan_kim is for commentary and analysis. He writes also under another alter ego jinseng. I will respond to good reasoned debate. Mudslingers shall be ignored. What I do not like are ignorance, stupidity, chauvinism and bigotry. The other party has as much right as I have until it resorts to insults and nuisance.

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Post time 2013-3-18 20:35:06 |Display all floors
lau_guan_kim Post time: 2013-3-18 20:33
Huh?

This statistic has been out for a long time.

But our rapes don't make international news headlines.
  
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