NKD wrote on Jul 30, 2014, 15:59:
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.
Well said, NKD.
There's an attitude in regards to sexual assault that because it should never happen, suggesting safety precautions is to blame the victim. The world is a shitty place and we all take some precautions, it's downright dangerous to treat sexual assault differently.