Read closely, fellas.
Women, like men, have the right to move throughout the world without constantly fearing for their safety, yet the burden of prevention continues to fall squarely on women’s shoulders. One can’t help but wonder, what would it look like if we talked to men about rape prevention in the same way we talk to women?
To those who say that anti-rape advice for potential victims is just “common sense”, please know that statistically, only 10% of victims were raped by strangers. 90% of sexual assault survivors knew who their attackers were. Avoiding walking in dark streets didn’t work for a majority of victims, because they were not raped in an alley, but in their own homes, or the homes of someone they trusted.