Yes, Dressing Like a Slut Can Get You Raped

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To be frank, any woman who is attractive by any standard is at risk of being raped. The threat is always there for a woman. But women need to quit bullshitting themselves into believing they can go out in public dressed in a very seductive and revealing fashion without increasing their chances of being raped. Not because rape is “okay”. If there are men out there who think any woman deserves to be raped, you can rest assured that I AM NOT one of them. But if certain women are not going to take any necessary precautions in order to reduce the possibilities of getting raped, the very least women could do is stop blaming us men collectively for it. For the love of all that is holy, a vast majority of Western men know that  rape is indeed NOT OKAY. So why don’t women start owning up to this and protecting themselves? Since women want to pin the reputation of rapists to all men collectively, then that means a portion of the blame falls on me… Therefore, you’re going to have to deal with my “mansplaining” on this.

Women really need to quit embracing the law of the jungle, because it’s not working out too well for them. When a woman goes out in public wearing club attire and stilettos, it’s pretty obvious she is doing it for attention. I shouldn’t have to explain this. Yeah sure, she’s asking for it… Just probably not from you. Thing is, there’s that handful of creeps who don’t know how to take those cues or simply don’t care. That’s the potential rapist. Women don’t seem to understand how mating calls work. And yes, if you are drawing attention to the shape of your body, that is the equivalent of a mating call. You might as well be shaking your ass, while you’re at it. The sad reality that women need to wake up to is the fact they can’t control whose attention they draw. If they’re drawing the attention of the 25 year old CEO or the MMA fighter, they’re going to draw the attention of sexually deprived creeps as well.

A good demonstration of this can be found on social media. Facebook may very well have been created as a means of staying in contact with people you already know, but let’s be real… Social Media is a networking tool. We are going to use it to reach out and grow our businesses, share our perspective, find friends, and of course, seek out potential mates. Social media is as good a place as any for women to gain an understanding of how this works. The more men she has on her Facebook, the more creeps she’s going to have to put up with. And of course, if she is half naked in a lot of her pictures, the creeps are going to be even less restrained. Maybe one or two swimsuit pictures during the summer season is one thing. If she feels the need to be sexually revealing in every other picture of herself she posts, creeps and random “dick pics” are just a reality she is going to have to deal with. Perception is everything. I wish I had more words of empathy in regards to this, but every time I’ve tried to explain this to a girl who is overwhelmed by the degeneracy of persistent creeps in her inbox, I typically get told to “fuck off” or I get the classic “OMFG!! This is my page! If you don’t like what I post, you can always unfriend me!”

Let’s just say conservatively, 1 out of every 50 men is a potential rapist, right? Therefore, the more men a woman draws the attention of, the more likely she is of getting raped or sexually assaulted. I mean, I get it. Women want to have their cake and eat it too. They want to draw the attention of every man they come in contact with, while only having interest in a select few. Unfortunately, by doing this, she is putting herself at greater risk. It’s kind of hard for a would-be rapist to assault a woman if he doesn’t notice her. I do not get why this is so hard for women to understand. I agree, no woman should ever have to worry about getting raped. But women are going to have to collectively come to the realization that the more attention they draw, the less safe they are.

If women want to reduce their chances of getting raped, they have got to learn not to draw so much attention to themselves. And I understand this creates a conflict with how women are influenced to think by modern culture. Women have an overwhelming desire to feel accepted and they feel that the best way to go about this is by seeking attention, even the wrong kind. This needs to change. I do not want to see or hear of any woman being sexually assaulted. I will do everything in my power to prevent a woman from being sexually assaulted or violently raped. In fact, that’s pretty much why I’m writing this… Hoping maybe a few of you women out there will listen. But something has got to give here. There is not much I can do for a woman if she got jumped because she thought it would be a good idea to head out to the bar down town at around midnight dressed in a tight party dress and stilettos, park three blocks away, and try walking by herself without so much as a pepper spray canister or a taser. And if I’m going to get blamed every time a woman gets raped simply because I am a man, by God I’m going to “mansplain” on this. What’s pathetic is, I shouldn’t have to. What I am stating here is not hidden knowledge… This is just common sense.

So women: Try not drawing so much attention upon yourselves. I get you might want to hit the town every now and then and get a little crazy. If you’re going to do that, don’t go alone. Go with a group. And bring a couple of guys along, while you’re at it. But for the rest of the week, you could try dressing a bit more modestly and protect yourself.

-Paul Galsante