7 Of The Stupidest Things People Have Said About Rape

Unfortunately, I could talk to you for days about rape culture and how messed up it is. For some reason, we are constantly being told how not to get raped instead of teaching everyone how not to rape. I’m all for being vigilant and aware of your surroundings and having knowledge to defend yourself, but when it comes down to it, rape is always a rapist’s fault.

But some people can’t seem to understand that, which is incredibly frustrating and quite frankly disgusting. Victim-blaming is NEVER okay under any circumstances. Rape culture seems to be more prevalent now than ever, which makes me really sad. No one (male or female) should walk outside with the mentality of “I should avoid getting raped today.”

Prepare to be enraged by some of the stupidest things people have said about rape. Sadly, this isn’t all of horrible things people have said. I’d be here all day if that were the case so I’m going to stop myself before I blackout from anger.

What do you think about these comments? How do you feel about rape culture and victim-blaming? Tell us in the comments!

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  • dom

    If the devil and evil spirits need permission to enter a body then so do men. Unless a man can be worse than the devil…..

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    • Lucy

      That was the single most disgusting thing I have ever read.

  • danideskjob

    That Dear Prudence article actually led to me never reading her column again. It was pretty disgusting.

  • ashlyn

    Rape is wrong. Plain and simple. The victim is not “asking for it” and the rapist should be held accountable for their actions. When I have kids, my sons will grow up knowing that no means no. Rape, in my opinion, is one of the unforgivables.

  • isabella

    This sort of comments makes that one in every eight girls raped, reports it and 80 percent of the global population, thinks is the girls or pperson choice.

  • Madeleine

    REALLY PEOPLE????? Come on it’s 2014! UUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!! Kristen Stewart even played a girl who was raped, you would think she at least read the story and maybe that might have changed her position on that a tad.

  • Meredith

    This is just so frustrating! I hate that all these people feel that they can judge girls for getting raped! Personally, I’ve never gotten drunk, but a lot of my friends do at parties and stuff. Does this mean they all deserve to get raped?!

    I knew a girl in grade 8 or 9 that went out and had a guy rape her when she was inebriated and she was so worried about being judged, she never told an adult or pressed charges. And it ruined her life.

    A girl’s state of mind is not the problem – or a guy’s as guys do get raped too – the problem is the sick person who decides to exert their power and abuse another person like that. No one has a right to shame or judge a victim

  • Cassandra

    I don’t think Whoopi Goldberg is saying that it’s a girl fault that she got raped, she’s saying that you shouldn’t get drunk in the first place. Not that should lead to rape.

    Same goes for Serena Williams; though getting drunk isn’t/shouldn’t be the precursor to rape, she’s saying that drinking too much is not a good thing.

    I agree with the other ones, however.