“No one should be able to blame rape on a short skirt. A short skirt can’t talk – a short skirt can’t say ‘yes’.”
A victim of rape is never responsible for the crime.
They never ‘asked for it’. And they never ‘had it coming’ because of what they were wearing.
New social media campaign #ThisDoesntMeanYes is tackling the issue of victim-blaming by pointing out that what a woman wears has nothing to do with whether she consents to sex.
“There’s a myth that surrounds women, a myth that embroils them: women who dress or behave suggestively, women who are playful or who act provocatively, women who flirt or openly discuss sex – they’re ‘asking for it’,” the campaign’s website says.
“It’s an insidious fable, and it needs to stop. Every woman has the right to freedom of expression.”
“No woman deserves to be raped for it. No one should be able to blame rape on a short skirt. A short skirt can’t talk – a short skirt can’t say ‘yes’.”