Clothes to be modest need not only to cover the body
but also not to cling too closely to the body. - Cardinal Siri
Works for me.
Women who walk around drunk and provocatively dressed should expect to be sexually assaulted, Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of the Pretenders, has suggested.
The former chart topper claimed in a Sunday newspaper interview that scantily clad women were likely to “entice a rapist” and that it is their “fault” if they are attacked.
She discloses in a new memoir how she was abducted and sexually assaulted by a motorcycle gang in Ohio in the early 1970s – but concludes it was “all my doing” because of the way she was dressed and the fact that she was under the influence of drugs.
She also claimed that pop stars who call themselves feminists but use their sex appeal to sell records were effectively just “prostitutes”.
“If I'm walking around in my underwear and I'm drunk? Who else's fault can it be? – Er, the guy who attacks you?
“Oh, come on! That's just silly." - Source
I totally agree.
A recent case featured on national news of a prep-school student claiming rape by an upper-class man - the details are rather complicated - the young man was found guilty of sex charges, but not rape. She consented to meet him, things progressed, he claims to have decided against going through with consensual sex. She claimed he raped her. She lied about her age - she met him - knew there could be some intimacy - evidently some clothes were off? Like I said - not sure of the details. Point is, girls often put themselves in vulnerable positions - is it deliberate enticement? Teasing? Whatever it is, men fall for it.
Modesty and discretion is called for. Women can't always cry victim. Chrissie Hynde makes a good point - which is sure to get her condemned - if only by man-hating feminists and pop-star prostitutes.
And now, a word about sex abuse victims.
I also don't believe all the sex abuse victims who came forward to sue the dioceses were always victims - especially if they had been teen boys. Call me Fr. Groeschel, but the poor old priest had a point when he indicated something counter intuitive to the current standards of victimologists and rape culture.
Asked if his work involved priests accused of sexual abuse, Fr. Benedict replied:
A little bit, yes; but you know, in those cases, they have to leave. And some of them profoundly — profoundly — penitential, horrified. People have this picture in their minds of a person planning to — a psychopath. But that’s not the case. Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer. - NCRI posted on that here.
These ideas do not exonerate the perpetrator of course. Nor is it always blaming the victim - there are often mitigating circumstances however.