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What about thu women that have suffered??

I was not happy when I seen the advert! I agree with the message but the way they went about it was a little unsensitive. I am a victim of rape and I do not beleive that ANYONE deserves or asks to be raped! Everyone has the right to say what they like so why cant the same go for what they wear?? Anyone that believes that a woman or man who are raped asked for it are jist niave!! if it were to happen to them it would be a completely different story!! The whole situation disgusts me if Im honest, I was too scared to go to the police or tell anyone when it happened because so many people beleive that women ask to be raped through the way they act or dress. Well I was 15, I was wearing a long skirt that went to my ankles but I agreed to him walking me home does that mean I asked for it????

Author: Sarah, Female, Paisley
Date: 21/07/2010

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So sorry to hear about your situation S. There's never a situation where a woman asks to be raped. I agree with your points that we should not be judged on what we wear or held responsible for violent attacks because of what we wear. What is it that you think was insensitive about the ad? I'm a bit confused on that point because they points they make with ad are the same ones that you're making: that women are never responsible for being raped and that what we wear is not the issue. It really strongly challenges some of the myths about rape and I think that was great.
Hope you're doing ok and that you're getting some support.

Author: her, Female, glasgow
Date: 21/07/2010

S, I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to you. I was also raped when I was 15, it was my so-called best friend's boyfriend at the time. I was also a bit shocked when I first saw the advert, but I also completely agree with it. Most people didn't believe me when I told them I was going to court against him to get him locked away (he was 19). They thought that I had done something to encourage him, especially since I was so young and he was my friend's boyfriend. I think this campaign makes sense and it shows the message in a good way, because the common misconception seems to be that if a woman dresses a bit provacatively, then she is basically asking to be raped. Well I'm a jeans and oversized t-shirt girl myself, and I wasn't asking for it. No one ever does.

I'm posting this video to my FB and asking people to spread the word. No one ever asks to have this happen to them. I'm so sorry that this happened to you, but I think this campaign might just be a great way to empower yourself and deal with what's happened to you and spread awareness about the situation.

Hoping you're well,


Author: C, Female, Germany
Date: 24/07/2010

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“Rape seems to be the only crime where it's seen as ok to put the victim on trial.”

Natasha, Female from Glasgow

“Short skirts don't cause rape. Rapists cause rape”

Joss, Female from Connecticut

“About time something like this was shown on TV. Hopefully it will make everyone realise there cannot be any excuse for rape - EVER.”

Helzo, Female from Renfrewshire