“Why was she walking so late at night by herself?”
“Didn’t she expect something terrible to happen?”
She can be struck by a car on the highway, and people still make that response.
Nothing regarding the driver, who cowardly fled the scene.
“She had no business being there.”
Didn’t her parents drill her from the moment of birth to not give anyone a reason to blame her for anything?
Teach her not to wear that dress, or to keep quiet when she wants to speak up, or to never leave a drink unattended, and certainly to not walk alone after dark.
I wonder what it must be like to grow up male. To not have constantly be on guard. To go to a party, walk through a parking lot, or sit in a professional meeting, and just feel comfortable that you won’t get attacked because of your gender. A gender that has constantly been associated with being weak. Women are already strong. We’re just taught to keep it a secret.
Well the secret’s out, and we’re tired of being blamed for the poor choices of others.
It’s not our fault.