It would make a lot more sense to focus on changing robbers than to focus on making it a little harder for them to rob. The first is proactive (albeit more complicated) and the second is reactionary.
But that’s not hilarious and adversarial so feel free to smugly imply that people who get raped are irresponsible. It’s such a clever point, of course, and not remotely destructive to anyone who’s been raped.
That’s really dumbing down the point. The point is that feminists say “Don’t tell women how to dress, tell men not to rape.” Which does at least 2 things wrong, 1 it implies that all rapists are men, villifying an entire gender…and 2, it implies that rapists commit their crimes out of an ignorance between right and wrong. It’s purely ideological, and highly impractical.
Anyone that suggests a woman dress more conservatively, or avoid certain neighborhoods at night (or in general) isn’t victim blaming, but attempting to prevent rape the best way society can. Do you really think that with as far as we’ve come technologically, and as long as our species has dominated this planet, that if we could prevent crime before it happens, some society out there wouldn’t have implemented said system by now? We’ve told people not to rape, murder and steal for centuries, nay, millenia! People intent on committing crime will only be deterred if they think they won’t be able to pull it off successfully, or if they’re sure they won’t get away with it. That’s why we’re forced to take reactionary measures. If you want a glimpse into a society that punishes for crimes not yet committed, read Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report or George Orwell’s 1984.
Basically, it’s not implying that people who get raped are irresponsible, it’s implying that feminists telling women to disregard all cautionary measures against rape in “protest” to the notion that women should take measures to protect themselves are irresponsible. It’s all fine and well to believe you should be able to wear what you want without fear of getting raped, and no woman is ever “asking for it.” But at the same time, that’s not a good enough reason to continue to do things that could cause terrible people to do terrible things to you. Ideology alone will never fix the world.