I agree with Rottenberg to the extent that provocative dress is a major factor.
Sex is instinctive(exclude pre-planned sexual attack).
That happens at the slightest provocation.
That power is a part of sexual assault comes in either in the act or afterwards.
Excepting in planned attacks where the assault may have additional reasons,the attack is a response to stimulation of the senses or mental.
Sexually attractive dresses are worn to attract or to get noticed by the opposite sex.
If you imagine it has nothing to do with sex, you are mistaken.
Social norms and upbringing can contain the sexual behavior up to a certain level.
By provocative dressing you invite trouble,if you deem it a trouble.
‘Don’t trust a Man‘-
I take it to mean that a Man is a Man first before being a colleague , friend or a relative.
Better be prudent.
Remember we are all animals basically.
What is said here of Man is applicable to Woman as well.
Women are often reluctant to report incidents of sexual assault for many reasons. The aftermath of the victim-blaming they may face is just one of many, but the insults that come can be ugly, sexist, and to be honest, completely idiotic.
Take, for example, ” href=”http://www.broadstreetreview.com/index.php/main/article/male_sex_abuse_and_female_naivete/” target=”_blank”>Dan Rottenberg, editor-in-chief of the Broad Street Review (an online Philadelphia arts and culture website), who recently had some choice words about Lara Logan, the CBS journalist who was sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square while covering the political protests.
After finding a picture of Logan in a low-cut gown displaying cleavage, Rottenberg basically makes the argument that her sexual assault shouldn’t be surprising given her decision to wear a cleavage baring dress. Under the picture reads the caption: “What message was the TV journalist Lara Logan sending here?…
“Earth to liberated women,” says Rottenberg, “When you display legs, thighs or cleavage, some liberated men will see it as a sign that you feel good about yourself and your sexuality. But most men will see it as a sign that you want to get laid. Forewarned is forearmed.”
Rape is Not About Sex
Women are not raped because they choose to bare cleavage, wear a mini-skirt, or strut down the street in thigh high boots.
Rape isn’t about sex or attraction. It’s about power…
Men Are Not To Be Trusted
In addition to avoiding skin baring clothing, Rottenberg adds:
“Don’t trust your male friends. Don’t go to a man’s home at night unless you’re prepared to have sex with him. Don’t disrobe in front of a male masseur. If you take a job as a masseuse, don’t be shocked if your male customers think you’re a prostitute.”
If I were a man I would be insulted by these comments. Are men such sex crazed animals they can’t keep it in their pants?
And Rottenberg doesn’t stop there:
“Women today are technically free to do all sorts of things that were forbidden to their grandmothers, which is all well and good. But in practice, rape and the notion of sexual conquest persist for the same reason that warfare persists: because the human animal— especially the male animal— craves drama as much as food, shelter and clothing. Conquering an unwilling sex partner is about as much drama as a man can find without shooting a gun— and, of course, guns haven’t disappeared either.”