Paranoid or Dead: The modern woman’s dilemma.

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That’s a line from this post by Amanda Hess entitled Rape Prevention Tips From Rapists: Stay Inside Or Die A Horrible Death. Here’s a short excerpt:

It’s not difficult to parse the real message in this advice:If you don’t want to get raped, stop being a woman. And if you can’t do that, live a life in complete fear of who you are. Stop growing your hair out:you tempt the rapists. Stop wearing skirts:you tempt the rapists. And then a little curveball: Stop doing anything too manly, either, like leaving the house without a man:you tempt the rapists. Just stop having a vagina to tempt the rapists already. Instead, live your life paralyzed by a fear of rape, because, as one tip says, it’s”better than having them find your body in a remote location.”Because, as women, that’s our only choice: hate our lives, or die horrifically.

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