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Signalboost: reduce rape accusations

(I must admit. I am having difficulty with the idea that some will read this and the linked post and not see the tongue-in-cheek aspect of it. Perhaps I am just overdosed on the TSA crap and sexual abuse stuff in this dark part of the year. Everywhere I turn - everyfuckingwhere - there it is. Is it Imbolc yet?)

cluegirl has written a useful post about how to reduce your risk of being accused of rape:

Keep yourself safe! Do not engage in behavior that can lead to rape accusations!

Anyone can be accused of rape, but statistics indicate that those in the most danger are those who actually do commit rape, and rapelike acts of sexual bullying, coercion, and disregard of their partner's sexual decisions.

Don't be one of those guys!

  • To avoid rape accusation, obtain clear, enthusiastic consent from your partner, or else leave them alone. Going home alone really is better than being accused of rape.
  • To avoid rape accusation, remember that unconscious, drunk, high, and underage people cannot legally consent to ANY sex, so don't try and get it from them!
  • To avoid rape accusation, don't try to get sex when you are angry, or when your partner is frightened of you.
  • To avoid rape accusation, try never to act like a rapist, or to commit rape. Ask yourself "What Would A Rapist Do?" and then don't do those things.
  • To avoid rape accusation, remember that "no" doesn't mean anything but no, and only a freely given "yes" means yes! When unsure which is which, it is always safest to go with "no".
From Elf

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Nov. 28th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC)
Yanno, while I see the satire in this, it also makes me feel kinda sad, cuz we live in a world now where the presumption seems to be that all young men are to be looked at as potential predators.
Nov. 28th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
I am often the one to express exactly that sentiment, oddly enough, but in this case ... since the original post was a direct response to putting all of the responsibility on the woman for "not getting herself raped", I enjoyed it.
Nov. 28th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
No, Imbolc isn't here yet. I keep thinking...just a few more weeks...just a few more weeks.

Yule means soooooooo much to me--and it's not all about the sugar plums and shredded giftwrap.

When Yule comes around on the ol' guitar, I want to jump up and down and do the happy dance. SUN!! Our Sun will return!!!!

And yes...the tongue-in-cheek was humorous.

"..When unsure which is which, it is always safest to go with "no"... heh heh. No shit.
Nov. 28th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
I do love the idea of the beginning of the return of the sun with Yule. I need the actual physically easy to see return of the sun with Imbolc this year. :-)

and it's not all about the sugar plums and shredded giftwrap.

But these things are most awesome, too. Hahahaha
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