SEXUAL CRIMES: BLAMING the VICTIM.
MEMO to MEN: Stop the sexual harassment, assault and rape of Women, now!
The toxic, testosterone-driven male-culture needs to change here in America and all around the world. It will take time but we need to start now.
Recognizing this tipping-point in history, Time Magazine just named the “Silence Breakers” its person of the year. More positive, real changes are hopefully to come, but it will be a bumpy, painful ride at times, for sure.
Meantime, the natural sexual-instinct in all of us needs to continue to find decent and healthy expressions, without any violence and with utmost respect to others’ rights and well-being as fully protected by Law.
Protection by Law applies to the “accused” as well, with due process and the judiciary principle “innocent till proven guilty” in effect at all times.
Now, I’d like to bring up another related issue:
BLAMING the VICTIM.
Ms.Peggy Drexler (CNN) wrote on Dec 14th:
“Congresswoman’s victim-blaming comment is an outrage.
Democratic Rep.Marcy Kaptur of Ohio reportedly believes that her female colleagues should rethink their wardrobe choices if they want to protect themselves from unwanted sexual advances on Capitol Hill. Too many outfits she sees around Washington, she told colleagues this week, are “an invitation” to be harassed.
For men who harass, it’s one of the oldest arguments in the book — the “she asked for it” defense. And in her unfortunate remarks, Kaptur is making that bogus argument for them.”
Ms.Drexler’s article continues at: http://www.cnn.com/…/victim-blaming-on-how-women…/index.html
NEVER BLAME the VICTIM.
Sounds right and very reasonable.
But, how about these VICTIMS at a Chinese animal-park? (Short Video captured by the security-camera of the park. From CNN: July 26th, 2016):
It seems to me that the debate about “NEVER BLAME the VICTIM” needs to continue, as well.
Celik Kayalar, Ph.D.
Writer, Director & Producer of “The Traffick”.
The Web Series aimed at raising awareness and fighting the heinous crime of child sex trafficking around the world. A fight we can not afford to lose.