It is easy to think that a man always subjects rape to a woman but this assumption is false. There are millions of men who have been raped by other men or by women. I happened to interview a patient recently who was rapped multiple times by multiple gangs of over 20 men each in jail in Texas. Describing his story in this post might be traumatic to many in public but I can do so if I get more than 20 requests to give the rape story he gave on the interview.
But those are extreme cases where the victim is helpless and in the mercy of the rape gangs that no man can fight. In a lot of cases, rapes are directed to women more than they are directed to men.
What provokes a rape though is most of the time avoidable only if one knows that they are being targeted. While we cannot ignore rapes by sexual offenders, there are a lot of rapes out there that are women provoked.
In an interview with a mentally sick patient related to rape post traumatic disorder, the victim confessed how she went to a community swimming pool every evening in summer to cool down and have fun in long summer evenings. Everyone deserves freedom to do what he or she wants but the rapist who raped this victim was living in an apartment facing the swimming pool. He was watching this girl every day in the pool and basking alone almost naked in swimsuits.
It is said that one of the main difference between human beings and animals is that human beings can control themselves and make decisions that are acceptable. We have free will and drive and we can control our actions, unlike animals that act on instincts rather than thoughts.
Having said this, I think we should not be fooled by the freedom we have to do what we want. Women should realize that they attract men naturally and wearing extra sexy and provoking outfits could be provoking a life long trauma in their lives.
In the USA constitution, women can wear what they want even in public so long as it is not exposing their private parts and breast nipples. While the law can enforce serious repercussion to anyone harming a woman with an excuse of their outfit as the provoking factor, your cost of being rapped is not worth it.
Even if the rapist would be shot dead, you would never forget an event of rape. I would suggest that you keep yourself safe all the time. If you must go swimming almost naked in a public swimming pool, take someone with you who could safe you from the rod of a rapist.
Having said this, I think women can do a great job reducing the number of rapes that happen globally every year. While most of the rape victims are innocent and had not done anything provocative, while a human being should be accountable and should suffer the consequences of their actions, we should not ignore the provoked rapes that could have been otherwise prevented.
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