Are you tired of being told it’s your responsibility to keep people from raping you? It seems like everywhere you turn, you see messages like “don’t dress too slutty, don’t get too drunk, don’t go home with anyone you’re not 100% committed to fucking,” etc. Don’t live your goddamn life the way you want to or you are just asking for crimes to be commited upon your person! As Jessica’s classic post demonstrates, this logic is utterly absurd; the real way to prevent sexual assault is to teach people not to sexually assault people. And when they do, to convict them and put them in jail for a long, long time.
The rad chick behind the blog feminally thought so, too, so she collaborated with tumblinfeminist on a neat infographic that explains all the real ways we, as a society, can prevent sexual assault. It’s not just directed at men, either; women commit assault too, albeit at much lower rates. I’m not saying you shouldn’t use common sense and watch out for signs of danger, but the ultimate honus to keep from committing a crime falls on (duh), the person who is actually thinking of committing the crime, and I think we need to be reminded of that more often.