05 March 2010

Blame the victim: Religious leaflet claims ‘ungodly’ dressed women provoke rape

“Even though nothing is showing, you’re being ungodly,” Canter recalled the woman telling her. “You make men want to be sinful.”
“Blaming victims is the way we who have not been victimized feel safer,” Rasnake said. “If it’s their fault then I’m safer because I wouldn’t do that. If someone steals your purse, can you imagine someone asking why you had a purse? If you are sexually assaulted, it is not because you come with breasts.”

Obviously I believe all the religious readers of my blog will agree that the 'blaming victim' is a non-Christian act. Unfortunately, the problem is that once the bible is claimed to be the words of god, anyone can claim moral authority based on *any* interpretation of the text no matter how much the society has advanced in the last 2000 years.

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