Some rape victims wouldn’t have been raped if they had dressed properly, according to some religious nuts handing out pamphlets in Virginia. So basically if you dress like a tramp, you’re asking for it — and leading good men away from Godliness by giving them impure thoughts.
Sexual assault program directors say they deal with this mentality all the time. However, it’s usually not printed and distributed in this way. People of all ages are victimized by rape, not just the young and pretty who dress to impress.
The pamphlet that was handed to 19-year-old Keshia Canter read, in part:
“You may have been given this leaflet because of the way you are dressed,” it begins. “Have you thought about standing before the true and living God to be judged?”
At the time, Canter was wearing boots, jeans and a pink zebra shirt with a black jacket zipped up over it. The woman who handed her the paper told her that even though she wasn’t showing skin, her clothing made men want to be sinful.
The pamphlet goes on to blame rape victims and insult men by basically saying they have no self control or choice in whether to rape, it’s all in the tempting — done by the woman.
We’d love to talk to the group who created this religious pamphlet, but the thing is signed “anonymous”. However, here’s an open invitation to get in touch, in case one of you lunatics sees this.