Do you think rape victims are also to blame for their fate because they dressed up/exhibited behaviors that attracted unwanted attention?
There are instances where people blame the rape victim for their fate because the victim attracted unwanted attention. Should we be more considerate of the places we go and the way we dress up to avoid unwanted attention that could result to rape? Or do you think victim-blaming is just irrational? I argued with my father that victim blaming is not right because rape could also happen to people who don’t show skin and people who are in a stable relationships. He contend that women should be discreet and don’t show anything that will attract unwanted attention (my father is a sexist but he denies it, arguing that he is only concerned for the ‘welfare’ of the women in the society). What do you think?