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Natasha, Female from Glasgow
“Rape seems to be the only crime where it's seen as ok to put the victim on trial.”
Joss, Female from Connecticut
“Short skirts don't cause rape. Rapists cause rape”
Helzo, Female from Renfrewshire
“About time something like this was shown on TV. Hopefully it will make everyone realise there cannot be any excuse for rape - EVER.”
The ordeal and humiliating scrutiny to which women are subjected in the course of rape trials is well documented. Overcoming prejudicial attitudes towards the dress and behaviour which lead to women being blamed is crucial for change.
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence.The helpline is open from 6pm to midnight, 7 days a week, and offers free and confidential crisis support and information.
At a night out at the pub with her friends, a woman meets a guy she likes. After chatting in the bar, he asks her to go back to his house – she goes. After another drink in his house, things get a bit passionate but he then becomes forceful, leading to rape. Is the woman partly to blame for the rape?
85% said no
"Not Ever" featured on National Women's Council of Ireland website: http://bit.ly/lDlAk0
"Female talk" looks at "Not Ever": http://femaletalk.com/news/asking-it-if