Jivaro wrote on Jul 30, 2014, 15:48:
It will always boggle my mind this instant reflex or need that people seem to have....when they hear someone has been beaten or raped or whatever...to firstly ask "what did they do to make themselves a target". Blows my mind every time. As if it matters.
It's not about blaming her or whatever, it's about using the situation to teach others. It seems to me this is exactly the kind of situation that reinforces the need to educate people on the buddy system and safety in numbers when attending events.
This could happen to anyone, not just teens, not just girls. EVERYONE needs to take basic safety precautions at these types of events.
It matters. If a little education can prevent more people from being victimized, it absolutely matters.
Thou art an artless, greasy tallow-catch.