Do you think a woman wearing revealing clothing is "asking for it"?

I think that's the dumbest shit. When it comes to sexual assault or rape, people like to say the girl was 'asking for it' if she happened to be wearing revealing clothing. I don't think a woman is asking for it unless she... asks for it?
A woman can be an entire stripper, dancing half naked on a pole, and it's STILL not an invitation to go rape her. whats wrong with you
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Yes of course wearing more revealing clothes gets you attention, but I just have a problem when people say "You could of avoided this by wearing different clothes" to a victim.
A woman shouldn't have to wear a turtleneck 24/7 to avoid rape. are all women supposed to go to clubs or parties completely covered from her heads to her ankles?

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  • If I ride my bicycle in the woods during hunting season with bambi antlers and a target on my back, am I asking for anything.
    Can I leave my garage door down all week with all my stuff exposed and noone will take it? food for thought.

    Women are assaulted even if they aren't dressed up or revealing, so it isn't one attribute. Women should be able to wear what they want and not be assaulted because they look good and inviting... and lets be honest, when they dress nice, or expose their body, our eyes go to them if they look good. The problem is this is a fallen world and men can be corrupt, lustful and some don't obey boundaries. some are on meds others should be and are not in their right minds. Anyone can be a target, more likely because of how they project themselves, but look at the woman in mexico who was kidnapped and killed. makes me ill.

    she isn't asking for it, but she is drawing eyes and some of these eyes are connected to warped minds.

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  • No. Nor do I believe it's an excuse even if they have dressed in a manner I find slutty or trampy. There are however, things women can control as to not get raped, namely by not being stupid, going out at night in bad neighborhoods, taking a stranger up on an offer at the bar etc.
    Yes, they often say, "we should be able to do this and that", well there's a whole bunch of things everyone ideally should be able to do, but can't. Because the world isn't perfect. So you need to employ some common sense.

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  • Women would most likely wear revealing clothing because they want to be checked out or just looked good. But doesn't mean they are like "oh ya today I'm going to wear provocative clothes cause I'd love to be raped" doesn't work that way. People who think they are asking for it are really screwed up and are probably the type of people who believe rape is okay. Really fucked up. No one wants to be raped. If they wanted to be fucked, then it wouldn't be called raped. So no, I disagree that they are asking for it. They aren't.

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  • not at all. its a RAPISTS fault for raping not a girls.

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  • I feel like statistically most women do not get raped by a horny guy who saw a sexy female. Most rapes are done by family members and shit like that. People who rape random women were looking to rape someone anyways. If the girl happens to be dressed sexy the. The blame will be put on the clothing when in reality the rapist never cared about the clothes.

    I think saying she asked for it is a misunderstanding of rape and why people rape.

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  • No, but in some circumstances, they are choosing to expose themselves to a higher level of risk. The fact is that criminals exist, and they tend to choose victims that are likely to be "easy prey" - such as girls who go to the wrong places dressed in a revealing way.

    It's no different than going into a bad neighborhood at night alone and flashing money and jewelry - you are far more likely to be robbed and beaten up in that situation than going to a high society party.

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  • Let's compare it to houses. Is leaving the empty box of an expensive TV obviously in your garbage outside going to encourage potential robbers to rob your house? Yeah! But is it the house owners fault? No, and neither is it the woman's. It's ill advised, but it is NOT an invitation and it is NOT the victim's fault, in either situtation.

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  • Well to be fair it's stupid to judge someones intentions by what they are wearing. Also making out rape victims deserved it for wearing a certain outfit or something is also equally stupid.

    Rape is wrong no matter the circumstances surrounding. Maximum penalties should be handed out to any and all rapists

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  • I see guys go around topless all the time, some times they are just wearing little shorts... surprised women dont just rape them on the spot...

    oh yeah.. women are not generally aggressive pricks who think they are entitled.. that will be why

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    • Also women can’t really rape men like that. Like she’s have to drug him first and do so much just cuz his shorts showed a little ball sack.

  • In western society they're practically begging for it. Whole businesses are set up to help women entice men. The fashion industry would go broke if it didn't cater to men's depravity and women's compliance.
    That's the whole premise of why muslims insist their women be covered from head to toe. So they can blame the woman when men get excited and rape them. Kinda like blaming the chocolate cake for making you fat.

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  • I think you're misinterpreting what "asking for it" is actually implying. It's the same concept of me parking a $100,000 Mercedes in the hood with the keys inside walking away leaving it unintended. If I told anyone that story, they'd probably say that I'm asking for it even though I'm not directly asking for someone to steal my Mercedes.

    We live in a fucked up world with bad people who do rape, and it would be nice to live in a perfect world, but we don't. I'm a ghetto street cop and I've seen a lot of rape cases in which the girl was walking home from a club alone dressed like a complete slut. Did she want to get raped? No. Should she have gotten raped? Hell no. But the question is, why are you going to put yourself in harms way like that? It's incredibly naive to think that something bad will never happen.

    I think all women should take precaution in how they dress given the occasion and to also know basic rules like not walking home alone dressed like that. If you're dressed in an outfit that literally accentuates all your sexual features, then you're going to receive sexual attention. It's common sense and I have no idea why so many women are offended by that. If you don't want that attention, then don't dress like that. It's very simple.

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  • I think it'll attract attention. But that doesn't mean she's asking to get raped.
    I'd believe the whole "you'll reduce your rape chances" argument if rape wasn't an issue in the middle east with their women head to toe covered.

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  • If you don't lock your house, are you asking for a thief to burglarize your home? No.

    Does that mean you should leave your home unlocked when you are absent? No.

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    • Response to update: Should you need to post armed guards at your home when you are absent to deter burglars? You should be able to leave your house unlocked. You should be able to leave your car parked with the keys in the ignition. You shouldn't need to take any precautions for your own safety because, if something happens, you can always find someone else to blame. Blaming others is more important than taking reasonable precautions for your own safety.

  • She’s not asking for it by wearing revealing clothing, but women do need to be aware that wearing less modest clothing DOES make them more visually alluring and as a result does marginally increase their chances of being catcalled, harassed, sexually assaulted, or even raped. Even with that though, it doesn’t mean a girl wears that kind of clothing hoping someone will rape them. That’s a ridiculous notion.

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    • I agree they're at greater risk of being catcalled, but as for something as extreme as rape, you'd actually find it's rarely anything to do with clothing and often more about being an easy target. There are loads of stories about women being raped in big hoodies and stuff. That's not to say attractively dressed women don't get raped, but people exaggerate the correlation

    • You don’t think it’d be easier to rape a girl in a short skirt than it would to rape a girl in jeans?

    • You're right, but that's not the point

  • Well she's obviously looking for attention or just showing off she's a whore. Otherwise she'd probably wear jeans and a shirt. Which most girls can still make jeans and shirt look hot.

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  • Its definitely not asking for it. In no way does revealing clothes mean asking for it. I do however believe women should still dress classy not hoe-ish

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  • Some guys should have more self control.

    She's not asking for it but there is an element of breaking someone's self control revealing clothes have.

    Violation is usually done by opportunists and it makes you a bigger target if you do wear revealing clothes.

    It's not your fault but it's something to keep in mind.

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  • No, of course they aren't asking to be sexually assaulted. Here's the thing though. If a woman decides to dress like a hoochie mama, she is doing it to draw attention to her body. Naturally, men will notice and thats when the problems start. Most guys can control themselves around women like these. Of course there are some that can't or won't.
    My point is, women are going to get attention when they dress like that. This may be good or maybe bad but you have to be prepared for both.

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  • She might be asking for attention or even sex but not rape, no one asks for that. Most men aren't rapists, you'd have to have something wrong with your head to commit an abnormal act like that as we've seen with so called "migrants"

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  • No one is asking to be raped. But I do think you can curb your behaviour to make sure you don't give the wrong perception.

    The sad fact is we live in a world full of sickos. If you can behave in a way that keeps you on the bell curve of normal you should.

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  • A woman wearing revealing clothing is asking for attention and sending the message "I'm single" "I want to seduce" etc..
    This is a know things in my country. No woman would wear revealing clothes if she didn't wanted attention or didn't tried to seduce (to feel attractive).

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  • Women who wear burkas still get raped so no I’m not down with this “she’s asking for it” bullshit.

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  • Absolutely not! I believe she's probably looking for attention but not asking for it. She wants to be told that she's desirable but usually in a respectful way. She may also be trying to hide her lack of self-esteem or showing her self-confidence. But for anyone to think she is looking for trouble is delusional.

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  • Women do actually specifically ask to be raped. I've had women i dont know come up to me and say drug me rape me give me a black eye. Bitches be crazy. So no a short dress isn't asking for it but its asking for me to come up and hit on you and then who knows what crazy shit you're going to actually ask for when you open your mouth?

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  • Do you think a 5yr old wearing a dress is asking for it.

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    • 5 year olds don’t even dress themselves, their parents do. I’m not saying I disagree, but that is an entirely different scenario.

  • Not necessarily... there are women that are very confident and they don't care what people think... most importantly if they wear revealing clothes they do for themselves to feel good , sexy... but it doesn't mean they're looking to open their legs and let you inside their pants!!

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  • Of course not! No one is ever asking for it. You might attract more attention but that doesn't mean anything.

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  • Yes and no... Does it give the guy a reason or excuse? Absolutely not. Does it increase your risk of being attacked? Yeah.

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  • There are females that want attention
    There are females that want to feel good
    There are females that want sex.
    Keyword is want
    No one wants to get raped.

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  • I blame the man for wearing revealing clothing is asking for it. Because all the perky chest hair and all. Just letting it all hang out like bouncy ball.

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  • Rapists who can’t control themselves say “she was asking for it”

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  • No she isn’t, I don’t know how people can use that has a reason when there are children and babies getting raped, clothing has nothing to do with it.

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  • Have you ever heard of mathematical probabilities and increasing or decreasing your odds?

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  • Of course not! She simply feeled good in her clothes. People need to stop being entitled about this.

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  • She wasn't asking for it but she increases her chance to get raped , thirsty men will take advantage of that

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  • Of course she isn't asking for, but use wisdom. There are evil people out there. A guy walking around holding a wad of cash isn't asking to be robbed, but is far more likely to be.

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  • I believe that if a women is going out in revealing clothing she should expect to be getting a lot of attention from guys and even some women but i dont agree that she is asking for it

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  • No. I think it's a stupid argument too. It's been proven that rapists don't care about what type of clothes you're wearing.

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  • it's not asking for "rape" but it is asking for sexual validation and attention, which i think "asking for it" refers to, not rape.

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    • to further irritate those dislikers: no just doing it for "yourself" is not a thing. you're living in denial.

  • There's no such thing as "asking for it", rape is wrong and victims are blameless

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  • Old myth that tends to relieve the rapist of the burden of personal responsibility. I subscribe to it no more than I do to immodest dressing in public by females.

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  • Wearing revealing clothes doesn't necessarily mean an invitation. Id a man rapes a girl, he even does so when she is fully and modestly clothed.

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  • Not asking for it, but wants to be noticed and wants the other guys to know she's single. The rapists have a different way of thinking so go figure..

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  • If you set that precedent I could walk up and grab your lunch because the food was asking to be eaten

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  • Asking for what. I prefer the term provoked anyway I feel it sets a clearer parallel people can draw.

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  • not even remotely do i agree with that notion. pleased to see you dont either

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  • Not at all (or beaches and swimming pools would be full of rapists.

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  • You argument about the stripper is kind of wrong. You see , stripping naked for men on a pole to get paid doesn't apply to your rationale. The woman is invoking arousal from the men looking at her and teasing them for it. It's called striptease for a reason. Why men torture themselves by going to strip bars is beyond me. I'd rather watch porn and Jack off in my own privacy.

    It's basically cultural appropriation at this point. Real whores dress in ultra revealing clothing. Ergo a woman that dresses like a whore is looking for sex. It's akin to natural phermones on animals when they are in heat.

    You are basing your argument on a lot of exaggeration. A woman doesn't have to wear a turtleneck to feel safe. There is this thing called society where everyone agrees on certain formalities. Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck mentality. You don't go dressing like a whore when you go to work now do you?

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  • No and people shouldn't act like its normal for rape or sexual harrassement as if its a good thing noone in society thinks its acceptable

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  • What are they suppose to be locked up while wearing an extreme corset. Maybe the shod wear steel toe boots. Maybe always wear pants. There are women who are going to wear skirts, dresses, shorts, crop tops, bikinis etc that show off their body but does not mean you have the right to take sexual advantage of them. No one should be raped.

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  • No, rape is about power and control, not about what the person was wearing.

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  • Even if she would ask for it it can still be rape in my country.

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  • Yes , and she is making it easier for him to get to her "goodies" also

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    • What you do effects others. A person half naked suggests 'She is Easy" and likes to have sex with anyone at anytime. Men are moved by what they see. Just a fact. So, what you wear, where you go , all effect what is going to happen to you. Tourists , the way they dress and act increases the chances they are going to be robbed. What you people want to do is anything you want and have no one make judgement's .. If this was the case there would be no commercials on TV. Monkey see , Monkey do. People react to what they see.

  • Fuck no!!!

    Thank you for posting this.

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