Comedian Proves How Ridiculous Victim Blaming Is With A Simple Analogy

[Photo: Facebook/Alice Brine]

There’s one person to blame when someone is raped - and that’s the rapist.

But somehow, many people in the world don’t seem to understand this, and say that anything from wearing a skirt above the knee to having a few g&ts somehow renders the victim responsible.

So how do we get everyone to understand how ridiculous this idea is? Alice Brine, a New Zealand based comedian, hit the nail on the head in a recent Facebook post.

She said: “I’m gunna (sic) start going home with random very drunk guys and stealing all of their shit. Everything they own.

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“It won’t be my fault though… they were drunk.”

She flips the typical victim-blaming scenario on its head into one we imagine guys are more likely to be in - a mugging or theft, making us ask ourselves: Would we ever blame male victims in the same way?

“They should have known better. I’ll get away with it 90% of the time but then when one brave man takes me to court over it, I’ll argue that I wasn’t sure if he meant it when he said ‘no don’t steal my Audi.”

She then moves onto another absurd - but all-too-common - belief that ‘no’ doesn’t always mean ‘no’.

She continues: “I just wasn’t sure if he meant it. I said 'Can I please steal your Gucci watch?’ He said 'no’ but I just wasn’t sure if he meant it. He was drunk. He brought this on himself.”

“He was drunk.” [Photo: Pexels]

Then she brings up the all-too-classic ‘asking for it’ idea: “You should have seen how he was dressed at the club, expensive shirts and shoes. What kind of message is he sending with that!?

“I thought he wanted me to come and steal all of his shit. He was asking for it.

“When he said 'no’ to me taking everything he owned I just didn’t know if he meant it. 'No’ isn’t objective enough, it could mean anything.”

What do you think about Brine’s post? Tweet us at @YahooStyleUK.

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