I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_fallacy#Perfect_solution_fallacy are you people honestly saying that if you cannot somehow prevent every single sexual assault in the universe forever all on your own, you should never do anything to try to prevent a single rape? How do you even pretend to function in the real world with that kind of problem solving ability? And why is sexual assault the only kind of crime that you hear this bullshit about? Nobody ever says ‘by locking your doors you’re just making sure somebody else’s house gets robbed’ or ‘by fighting off this axe-murderer you’re ensuring somebody else gets axe-murdered’ or ‘by not giving all your financial data to this phishing scam you’re causing some pensioner to get their life’s savings stolen’.
Also if you take preventative measures to stop a potential rapist, YOU CAN CALL THE AUTHORITIES AND ALERT THEM SO THAT THE RAPIST CAN BE ARRESTED SO THAT THERE IS NO “OTHER GIRL”
DID ANY OF YOU BOTHER TO THINK ABOUT THAT?
Or, you know, if every girl knew how to protect herself there wouldn’t have to an “other girl”. But no, let’s just let not teach anyone anything that has to do with protecting themselves because as long as we tell people that doing certain things are bad, they absolutely won’t do them. /sarcasm.
“If you’re promoting changes to everyone’s driving habits to “prevent” car crashes, you’re really saying ‘make sure someone else gets in an accident’.” Look at how stupid this looks when you change it up just a little bit.
I guess I’ll also stop carrying a knife in case someone tries to mug or abduct me. After all, iIt’s not MY responsibility to protect myself from harm, right? It’s the other 7.5 billion people that need to permanently change–and maintain oppressive, forceful restriction–just for ME.
“DON’T TELL ME TO DRIVE WITH MY EYES OPEN, TELL OTHER PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!”
Person on Tumblr *Says something that only sounds smart until you think about it for more than .5 seconds*
A bunch of other people with no critical thinking ability: Oh hey yeah! Good point! Wow omg stay woke!” The one who’s mother stared at her in silence was probably just thinking “my word, I’ve raised an idiot who spends too much time on Tumblr. I really screwed this one up …”