Situation 1: Girl provocatively dressed gets raped by Man who was aroused by her sexy look.
Situation 2: Woman draped in expensive jewellery becomes target of mugging by Men who were attracted by her shiny blings.
Situation 3: Man calls out on Other Man for cutting in a queue and gets beaten up for it.
Those are just hypothetical scenarios, but you have probably heard or witness a similar situation to one of the scenarios above.
The initial reaction would be Man (S1), Men (S2) and Other Man (S3) are obviously at fault because they did things that were against the law.
But do you have a voice in the back of your mind saying that, well, Girl (S1), Woman (S2) and Man (S3) did kind of ask for it? Isn’t dressing provocatively or covering yourself in expensive accessories a way to attract the wrong kind of attention, or that calling out a stranger on his lack of manners a little dangerous given that the stranger could have violent tendencies? Mean, all three incidents could have been avoided if they thought twice before dressing sexy, wearing expensive and speaking up?
Don’t you think these people have the right to dress as they please or speak up when it’s justified without the worry of being involved in an unfortunate incident? Or do you think these people could have saved themselves a lot of trouble if they didn’t attract attention to themselves in the first place?