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Clothing worn by rape victims is on display at an exhibition in Brussels aiming to dispel the "stubborn myth" that provocative dress is a factor in violent sexual crimes. ...

 

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I was raped over a period of 9 months by my “fiancé” when I was in high school. He often made a big deal about how what I was wearing turned him on and left him no choice. That could range from nothing (because I was showering) to baggy pajamas and a sweatshirt with my hair a mess (more often than not). When I fought back he regularly threw a tantrum about how I was a “tease” and “begging for it” because my hair was up, or down, I was wearing makeup, or not, tight clothes, baggy clothes, my prom dress, my work uniform, or took my clothes off to shower (he would pick the lock.) It’s clear to me that it’s not about what I was actually wearing at all.

When I was 13, and looked 10, I was attacked at a park while I was babysitting. the first thing the police asked me was, "What were you wearing?".

If a person can't control themselves when they see a person dressed "provocatively" in their opinion then they have no place in society.

I doubt the kind of people that blame victims are really the cultured go to galleries type, but I could be wrong but as far as an exhibition goes this is pretty strong stuff

No way this is an objective survey, but rather a curated collection intended to prove a point. Not meaningful.

If “what you were wearing” were the justification, every nudist beach, colony and resort would have shut down a hundred years ago...

Walking through my son's elementary school path between his building and the playground one Sunday after coming from a movie, I was accosted by a young man who was running up behind me (lots of joggers in Seattle, so thought nothing of it), and squeezed my butt. He came around to face me, he on a higher portion of the path than me.His eyes appeared to be dilated as if on drugs. When I look scared, he said "No" in this druggy voice. Meanwhile, his left hand was on my shoulder and his right hand clutched his groin. When I broke away, I fell down on my knee, scraping it and, as I started running to my home across the street, he asked, "What are you going to do?" to which I finally finding my voice screamed,"I'm going to call the police!" He then started running in the opposite direction.You know what I was wearing? My wool winter coat over pants and sweater, my hair unwashed, no makeup. I looked as unattractive as possible.I called the police who came quite promptly. Never knew if he was ever caught. Frightening and enlightening experience. Never took that shortcut again, was told by the police to not hesitate to scream right away the next time, and was taught to turn abruptly in the opposite direction if I sensed someone coming up behind me. It wasn't the first time my butt was grabbed, the first time it was on a busy downtown Eugene, OR street. I swiftly turned around (and I'm sure the crowd was surprised) and loudly said, "Don't you ever do that again!" Never saw who it was but figured that might put a damper on future butt-grabs.

It’s ridiculous this even has to be a thing. If a person is so ignorant that this would help them understand, I doubt they’ll understand it. It’s worth a shot I guess.

Can't believe that victims continue to be asked this question. Sad demonstration of how backwards the judicial system is.

This makes me so angry! How some humans think they have a right to violate another to get their kicks. Never a thought in how the other persons soul gets destroyed, how difficult they find communications with others etc! Absolute scumbags! Well done showing it doesn't matter what you wear, it's down to the psychopath that doesn't deserve a 2nd breath! Don't even get me started on how I feel about this happening to young children/toddlers. Poor poor souls! I hope the violaters rot!!!

But still a factor for those women who do dress provocatively and got raped, can't just erase that fact.

Most rapes are NOT committed against 'provocatively' dressed women. The vast majority of rapes occur to individuals of ANY AGE going about their very normal business, dressed in very mundane attire. Now, knowing this fact, why are people STILL linking rape with what women are wearing? It's solely about power, control, entitlement, humiliation and hate. Pick any one of those factors and you have the reasons for rape... none of which bear any responsibility on the victim or her clothes at the time.

No-one is saying what you wear is the only reason you get raped. But if you dress in something that leaves you more naked than clothed don't be suprised when people start looking. It's about what steps you can take to protect yourself. Again no-one is saying what you wear is the reason you get raped and no-one is blaming the victim when they ask what clothes you had on.

Women in burkas are raped all the time .. it means nothing to savages

Wow! Rape is about power. Anyone who thinks "what she was wearing" has anything to do with it must have had a lobotomy.

Not that it should matter what they were wearing .. even walking down the street stark naked would not be an invitation to rape someone

People of all ages and appearances, and of all classes, cultures, abilities, genders, sexualities, races and religions, are raped. Rape is an act of violence and control; the perceived 'attractiveness' of a victim has very little to do with it. There is no excuse or mitigation for sexual violence and it is never the victim/survivor's fault. What someone was wearing when they were raped or how they behave is irrelevant...!!

Sexual predators don't care what clothes you wear ...just read the paper today about the dad that raped his 13 month old daughter sickening !!!

This is so important. Thank you for putting a visual so that others can finally understand that what a rape victim wears is irrelevant to culpability.

Regardless any woman should be able to walk down the street naked and be free from molestation or is it that men are incapable of restraining their worst urges? It may well be bad parenting or society's failure the teach. As a young man I was taught to show girls and women the respect they are due, anything else would simply demonstrate that I am incapable of self control and self respect.

I can’t believe the comments I see. Did you see the video? People are saying that “don’t dress provocatively and you don’t get raped.” You must be out of your mind. Some were uniforms, long pants and long sleeved shirts, an armed police officer, and CHILDREN’S CLOTHES!!!! The video is trying to prove how irreverent what the victim was wearing... If the aggressor decides to do it, what the victim was wearing doesn’t make a difference. You must have never experienced sexual assault yourself or know anyone who has been in that situation. Because if you do, you won’t be saying such ignorant things. Be compassionate toward others. It is never, ever the victim’s fault. Get that through your thick skull.

Can they put the picture of the person who raped them beside it? That will explain much more than a poor vestemantry choice.....

Perhaps there could be a section in the exhibition of skimpy clothes entitled 'Clothes I was wearing when I wasn't raped' to make the point that normal men can be around women, however they are dressed, without attacking them.

They are displaying the truth because no amount of clothing or no clothing should ever be dicussed by any prosecuter in any court system!!! It is irrevelant RAPE IS RAPE PERIOD!!!!

Rape is about power & control, it would not matter what you were wearing, the rapist is looking for an easy mark...remember, both males & females, of any age, are raped everyday...this is one of the most heinous of crimes.

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