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10 Surefire Ways to Prevent Sexual Assault

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Submitted by Heather Corinna on Tue, 2009-12-15 16:12

Just a helpful reminder from Feminist Law Professors if you're looking for tips on how to prevent rape.

We agree with them that these ten tips absolutely, positively can prevent many sexual assaults without fail.

1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior.

2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!

3. If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them!

4. NEVER open an unlocked door or window uninvited.

5. If you are in an elevator and someone else gets in, DON’T ASSAULT THEM!

6. Remember, people go to laundry to do their laundry, do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.

8. Always be honest with people! Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. Consider telling them you plan to assault them. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the other person may take that as a sign that you do not plan to rape them.

9. Don’t forget: you can’t have sex with someone unless they are awake!

10. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone “on accident” you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can blow it if you do.

Comments

Is this sexual assult???

Sun, 2010-05-23 19:49
Anonymous

is asking someone for sex assult????

No, asking someone if they

Tue, 2010-05-25 09:33
Heather Corinna

No, asking someone if they want to have sex with you is not sexual assault.

However, if someone asks someone over and over who has said they don't want to, or gives anyone any kind of continual sexual attention that person has made clear they do not want, then that's sexual harassment.

I love this, thank you so

Fri, 2010-05-07 12:20
Anonymous

I love this, thank you so much.

Thankyouthankyouthankyou

Sun, 2010-04-25 18:03
Anonymous

When being told how to avoid assault most lecturers tend to give tips to "prepare" people from being possible victims. This reinforces the idea that it is the victims' fault for being assaulted. Many thanks to you for saying the much needed idea that the assaulters need to be taught to change.

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