38. ASKING foR IT?  If she has a sexy style or attitude, then she could be accused of ‘asking for it’. Or ‘deserving’ sexual harassment, assault and even rape. This belief is wrong. It’s ignorant. And it’s dangerous. It keeps young women from being proud of their sexuality and blames them for being attacked. Be aware of sexist beliefs in yourself and others. Speak out. Be the change. Respect yourself. Respect the rights of others.

Tell us what you think. Comment here. 3 Comments


  1. Ovidiu says:

    Wait, be sure you want him ? … er, it goes both ways, right? And you’re not just talking about heterosexual couples, right? I think you need to be a lot clearer that men don’t default to consent any more than women do, and that consent is just as important in homosexual relationships as heterosexual ones. How that plays out on specific posters will vary, of course, but in the pictured situation, he needs to be sure he wants her, too.

  2. Robyn says:

    A short skirt has NOTHING to do with rape. Blame rape on rapists – NOT on how women dress!

  3. Marge says:

    This is a strongly worded message that NEEDS to be strongly worded. Because it’s such a prevalent attitude amongst men. For some reason it’s really difficult for some men to understand that dressing a certain way is not an invitation for sex.

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