Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just let them wear burqas

British author Nick Ross argues that dressing "provocatively" is the equivalent to leaving your laptop on the seat of an unlocked car:
The main argument of my book is this: we can aggravate crime by tempting fate, and we curb it by playing safe. We have come to acknowledge it is foolish to leave laptops on the back seat of the car. We would laugh at a bank that stored sacks of cash by the front door. We would be aghast if an airport badly skimped on its security….  Our forebears might be astonished at how safe women are today given what throughout history would have been regarded as incitement … 
Then there's this:
He says things like, “Rape is one of the most defiling crimes and there is never excuse or justification for it.” Then he says, “In any other crime we take account of provocation and contributory factors. Even in murder. Why not with sex?” And he wonders why readers are a little confused. 
More "legitimate rape" goodness to start your day.

6 comments:

Duffy said...

Remember that this defense only applies to members of the Religion Of Permanent Offense(TM). All others are expected to be civilized.

Anonymous said...

And if you drove around in a 20 year old POS you wouldnt be tempting people to car jack you; and if you did have a structure made of wood people wouldnt feel the need for arson; and if you didnt have such cute kids pedophiles wouldnt have such control issues;

tom said...

It probably depends on what the burqa looks like...

but then again, "provocative" fashion has been around for a long time. get over it assholes. or better yet, enjoy it.

NCSDad said...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324787004578497420867545326.html

Delaware Watch said...

I once read that a high percentage of men have rape sexual fantasies. I wonder why the author doesn't attribute this tendency in some men as the cause of rape and not to how women dress. I suspect the male rapist brings the "stuff" that is both necessary and sufficient to cause rape to the act of rape and how a woman dresses has nothing to do with it.

pandora said...

As the mother of a 16 year old daughter comments like Ross' make me sick to my stomach.

Love the "women as property" theme running through his rape apologist arguments. Incitement? Really?

And I'm sick of the "Men can't control themselves around a 'provocatively' dressed women, so if women don't want to be raped..."

Not only is this blatant victim blaming, but it's horribly insulting to men - MOST of which have no problem controlling themselves.