- Apr 28, 2008
I didn't want to threadjack the other thread, and I think this is a very important topic. Let me make this clear before I say anything else: NO WOMAN EVER DESERVES TO GET RAPED. PERIOD. Now, with that said, why is it so controversial for us to teach our daughters/sisters/nieces that it is simply NOT safe or smart to get drunk in public? In an ideal world, even if a woman were completely black-out drunk, nothing would happen to her and some man or woman would see her home safely where she could sleep it off. But we do not live in an ideal world. There are bad people out there, people who prey on others who are weak, elderly, intoxicated, disoriented, etc. My question is, why is it so controversial to teach women to keep their wits about them, and that when you are drunk you are not able to keep yourself safe because your judgment is impaired? It's just not smart. That doesn't mean a drunk woman deserves to get raped. It means her judgment might have been impaired and she might have gone into a dangerous situation that, if she were sober, she wouldn't. The rapist is always to blame, 100%. But the woman still has a personal responsibility to keep herself safe and not get impaired when out in public. Do you agree?