Avoiding Rape Isn’t That Hard

Which is why I want to present these 10 Rape Prevention Tips.

1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

By following these simple tips, I’ve gone almost 30 years and never raped anyone. Everyone can do it!

Seriously, the fault for rape is with the rapist. If we want to stop rape, some of the most important things we can do is to teach people to respect consent, that people’s (especially women’s) bodies are not communal property, to abandon the notion that there is any action they can take that entitles them to sex, educate people on what rape is and is not, and make sure that we are vocal about our opposition to rape of all sorts.

(h/t Stitch-in-Time)

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