The problem with most advice on rape

Don't talk to strangers. Never go out alone after dark.

  • It fosters a false sense of security while paradoxically keeping the woman fearful and on edge. Her life comes to be circumscribed by the fear of rape, but she accepts the limitation because she has been taught that it will keep her safe.

  • Avoidance techniques dehumanize woman. They limit a woman's opportunities socially, economically, politically, and psychologically.

If attacked give him what he wants and maybe you won't get hurt

  • Rape always results in injury. 
      

  • Rape is psychologically devastating and may seriously disrupt a woman's life.
      

  • About 1% of rape victims are murdered.
    Many are mutilated


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