Essay on Does It Matter What Victims Wear?

1043 Words Aug 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Does it Matter what Victims Wear “Ma’am what were you wearing when it happened?” “What was I wearing when I was raped?” My pajamas.” Many women when raped are asked what they were wearing. But why ask that question? “The police officer who asked what I was wearing was talking in the context of what evidence they could collect”, said Rachel when she was raped. Rape is wrong regardless what the circumstance is and I am quite flabbergasted on how many people think it is the victims fault for wearing a certain piece of clothing. Long pants, short dress, T-shirt, sweats, or bikini, it is not the person’s fault for what they wear, no one asks for it regardless of what they are wearing, isn’t that obvious, though? Apparently not- an Amnesty International survey found that more than a quarter of people believe women are at least partially responsible for their rape if they wear “sexy” or revealing clothing. If I am going to a party and decide to wear a dress I should be able to do so without worrying about whether wearing this will draw the wrong kind of attention. People need to realize that the exposure of some skin it is not an open invitation to touch them inappropriately or to rape them. Their clothes are not screaming, Rape me! Rape me! Sure you can look, but to act upon it is something else. Some might say that they are dressing for sexual attention or knowing that they will arouse the sexual interest of their intended target/audience. Therefore, they are definitively…

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