Some people have been saying I’m too calm and restrained when I make videos with Eva. So I get really quite angry in this one. In this video we rant about a topic that makes us both very angry. Namely, when people blame the victims of crime, especially sexual assault and rape.
This is NEVER EVER OK. There’s no such thing as “Oh, but she was wearing..” “Well, she shouldn’t have…” Rapes happen for one reason and one reason only: A rapist decides to rape.
And I’m also sick of idiots who say things along the line of “It’s pointless saying don’t rape because only reasonable people would listen. It won’t have any effect on a crazed rapist.” The problem is that, besides the fact that’s rapist talk, rapists are “normal”, they are often incredibly mundane. They have jobs and families. Even if you never have and never will sexually assault anyone, statistically, you know a rapist. You work with a rapist. You socialise with a rapist. you are related to a rapist.
This is everyone’s problem. The focus should ALWAYS be on the rapist. It is NEVER the victim’s fault. Until everyone wakes up to this, rape will always be a problem.