Claiming that women don’t deserve to share in the blame for dressing like a whore and getting raped is retarded.
Should women be able to dress like whores and not get raped? Yeah, in the same way I should be able to make a suit out of money and not get robbed. But if I do wear that suit and get robbed, you can’t say I’m blameless for being a total fucking moron.
To be clear, these two crimes are not being compared or made into an analogy. Rather, both of them are instances of a person defying common sense and suffering the consequences. If a person who does not heed common sense is not blameworthy, then who is?
This does not detract responsibility from the criminal who attacked me, as crime can never be deserved. But as someone who violated common sense, I bear some blame for precipitating the events. We are responsible not only for our own actions, but the predictable consequences of our own actions.
The fact we tell women not to dress like whores to avoid rape isn’t evidence of some grand pro-rape conspiracy, or of some imaginary rape culture. It’s a common sense precaution. Of course society DOES tell us don’t rape and steal — that obviously isn’t enough to fully protect us.