July 16, 2010

Asking for It

Two pieces that I think speak well for themselves: Via Kammy, a new Scottish PSA:

The "Not Ever" campaign by Rape Crisis Scotland takes its inspiration for the 30-second spot from a government survey conducted this February that found that 17% of Scots believe that a woman wearing "revealing clothing" is "partly, mostly or totally to blame for being raped."

Go watch. And via Kylie Sturgess, something to think about for those who might not understand what could possibly make some women feel uncomfortable at skeptic events:

The girl may be nuts, she may have HPD, she may be incredibly attention hungry for whatever reason, but that doesn’t make her a slut. I know some people may have personal reasons to dislike her or the discord she apparently causes, but that doesn’t make her a slut. And if you hate her, fine, and if you hate that the JREF brings her more publicity, fine, but you don’t get to go around complaining that she’s too flirtatious or that she gets all this attention just for being young and cute.

You won't enjoy the story, but you should go read it.

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