Rape prevention advice for men.

What follows is surely the best rape prevention advice ever offered.

(Hat Tip: Sarah Silverman). This should be posted in every locker room in the world.

The ‘rape prevention’ tips in full:

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.

The Daily Telegraph has picked up on some of the inevitable blow back.

Whatever. Too many excuses for too long about ways women should minimize their risk. It’s time to put the onus on rapists and would-be rapists. This list is a bloody a good start.

 

 

  • Makhno

    Nice one.

  • Practically_Family

    It’s trite nonsense which,with suitable modifcation, can be made to apply to any crime or form of deviant behaviour.

    You can minimize your risk of being a victim or you can’t it’s up to you.
    We will always have criminals.

  • Pete

    Absolutely moronic thread.

    Obviously the vast majority of men aren’t going to rape a woman. The sort of sick-minded individuals that would rape someone aren’t going to pay attention to “advice” like that.

    As with any other crime, it is eminently sensible to advise people on how to reduce their risk. Nobody ever complains about “risk reduction advice” for other crimes. We should also, of course, be targeting the perpetrators.

  • Makhno

    Also? I think you’re missing the point.

  • Practically_Family

    Right enough. Rapists are never prosecuted by the patriachy. They’re far too busy drinking girl tear martinis.

    *yawn*

  • Reader

    It’s obviously a passive-aggressive objection to advice given to women on avoiding being victims, which I suppose would be annoying.
    It isn’t going to deter me from giving whatever advice I can give to my children (boys and a girl), to allow them to deal with the world as it actually is.
    Ruarai – how about you – would you give advice to the people who depend on you? Or would you expect them to learn everything the hard way?

  • socialanimal81

    Ahhhh…. so thats where I’ve been going wrong all this time! Seems so obvious now cant believe I didnt think of following such advice before! Well I can tell you now, I am embarrassed and feel chastened. Well played, good sir.

  • EnjoyIceColdHarp

    This is super old. Not sure why it’s circulating again now as if it’s new. It was idiotic crap the first time round, and Slugger shouldn’t lower itself by posting stuff like this.