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Tell Swaziland to Stop Blaming Women for Rape

World  (tags: world, humanrights, action rape, women don't blame )

- 1964 days ago -
Target: The Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland Goal: Prevent Swaziland law from banning mini-skirts, low-rise jeans, and midriff-bearing tops, thus punishing women for rape instead of men

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 9:12 pm
Any man who rapes a woman or girl, Should have his knackers removed and his penis engraved "Rapist". that's about the 'Size' of it.

Rose B (141)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 9:33 pm
I agree Wayne

Heidi A (16)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 12:28 am
Signed and noted.

alicia m (97)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 1:28 am
noted, gracias,signed

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 2:00 am
signed cheers Rose

Vivien G (153)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:35 am
Signed and shared on FB

Teresa W (782)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:58 am
noted and signed

Thursday January 3, 2013, 11:21 am
Signed, thanks.

Yvonne F (181)
Friday January 4, 2013, 5:46 am
Sooooo signed!!! This is outrageous! thanks Rose

Past Member (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:16 am
Signed, of course. It's an absurd idea.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:48 am
thanks Rose

James M (144)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:01 pm
Signed, etc, ty!!

Angeles M (298)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:24 pm

DeShantell G (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:42 pm
I am SICK to death of men blaming women if they get raped. The fact that I or any other woman is wearing mini-skirts etc. does not give ANY man the right to take something by force that is MY right as a woman to give freely to someone that I CHOOSE.

I am would like to say that I'm surprised by this law but sadly I'm not. This ridiculous notion that women are responsible for getting raped just because they are wearing provocative clothing is total B.S. I would also add that age does not bring wisdom nor common sense if those idiots trying to put this warped law in being seriously think that just because "they" ban mini-skirts etc. that will stop some sick, perverted S.O.B from raping some woman or young girl!

Instead of penalizing the victims they should have more strict laws where rapists are concerned...and here's an idea actually enforcing those same laws!!!!

Nichole L (69)
Friday January 4, 2013, 5:51 pm

Mike M (40)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:14 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:18 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Leia P (7)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:46 pm
so pathetic

Paul G (126)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:21 pm
Noted & signed

Dany S (123)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:36 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday January 4, 2013, 8:47 pm
It doesn't make any difference if women are covered from head to toe, or if they are naked, as long as men have penises, women will be raped. A sad society we live in. S&N.

Gysele v (213)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:54 pm

Eve L (57)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:09 pm
This mentality is the reason so many raped women decide to stay silent about their crime, as they fear that society will blame them for it.

Pogle S (88)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:20 am
N&S They really are setting a very bad example and not so different in mindset from Arabs & Indians

Danny M (83)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:46 am
So signed. Thanks Rose!

Anne S (14)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 3:19 am

Jim P (3257)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 3:25 am
Petition signed.

Not only in Swaziland, but, this should apply to other countries around the world.
ALL other countries... ALL countries.

"Rape is a crime and the perpetrator of the crime alone should be punished for it."

Ty, Rose.

Unnikrishnan S (44)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:14 am

Ro H (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:12 am

Donna H (159)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:23 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Rose.

Chrissie H (23)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:49 am
Women should be able to dress as they please, without being accused of flaunting themselves and inviting rape, in front of the men who obviously keep what brains they have in their trousers'.

Theodore S (56)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:06 pm
Noted & signed

Alicia N (87)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:18 pm
so signed

Winn A (179)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:22 pm

John D (47)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:26 pm
When I read this and the case in India I realize we have a long wat to go as a species...

. (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:32 pm
Signed!! Have to agree with Dee. Also agree with Wayne, though I think Rapist should be branded on their forehead. IF criminals were publicly shamed and everyone was made aware of the crime they committed, fewer people would commit crimes.

Agnes W (141)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 3:21 pm

Lois J (63)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 3:27 pm
Signed. Noted. Thank you, Rose.

Dianna M (16)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 3:59 pm
"Tell SWAZILAND to stop blaming women for rape"? I agree with Jim Phillips--all countries, all cultures, should stop blaming women for being raped--and let me take this a step further: not just women, but ALL victims of rape or sexual abuse, whether male or female. Jerry Sandusky, for example, called his victims liars, suggesting they couldn’t be trusted because they came from unstable homes.

John D. is also right--we do have a long way to go as a species--it just seems to me that we're going backwards. Especially in this country, with all the attempts by our "leaders" to redefine rape.

I just read of a case from 2008 where the judge, when sentencing the rapist, said, "I'm not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case. That tells me that the victim in this case, although she wasn't necessarily willing, she didn't put up a fight. And to treat this case like the rape cases that we all hear about is an insult to victims of rape. I think it's an insult. I think it trivializes a rape."

Yeah, nothing "trivializes rape" like not having broken bones and internal injuries.

Esther Z (94)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:55 pm
Noted and signed.

M B (62)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:51 am
".....her support for the law saying that “the act of the rapist is made easy, because it would be easy to remove the half-cloth worn by the women…” In addition, she also claimed that men who have the tendency of “undressing women with their eyes” are tempted to rape because the clothing makes a woman’s body so accessible."
I think she's got a point. We can't compare their standarts, culture to our western one.If the majority is not used to wear / see Western clothing, a mini skirt would be provocative, indeed. We should look for the message behind that kind of clothes. To me it says "look sexy, provoke but do not touch". Those clothes tell me it's ok to "flirt".....BUT do not touch". They are merely to stimulate, exite.....but do not touch !! In some views this is a double standard, you know.
Of course this doesn't justify rape !! All I try to point out is: that their society / culture is not ready, yet for Western clothing.
Even the Western society has not eliminated rape, and I doubt it ever will. In our society men and women are far from being equal, just look at the dress code. Men's clothes aim to be comfortable.....women's clothes aim to be sexy in the first place, just look at underwear for both sexes, just compare the ad's, and you'll know ! We need more women on the international "playground" !

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 6:34 am

Lloyd H (46)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:43 am
Signed. But the US is just as bad or perhaps worse, allowing an accused rapist to cross examine the victim on the stand, letting a 'rapist' off because the victim is disabled to the point of being incapable to resist and did not show or leave any marks on the rapist of a fight, a boss being able to fire a long time employee because her looks had become a 'threat' to his ability to control himself.
As for some of the more colorful and interesting suggestions, they do miss the mark twice. First, although most hate to admit it rape is not just a male on female crime. Second, while rape involves sex it is not a crime based in sexual organs, removing the 'offending appendage' will simply result in the use of a penis substitute to achive the violence.

Dianna M (16)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:18 am
"...the use of a penis substitute to achive the violence."--Dead on, Lloyd H., I'd forgotten about that one! I also neglected to mention the use of 'date-rape' drugs.

And to the people who are criticizing the clothes women wear, I wonder how many times a woman is criticized for NOT wearing 'sexy clothes'? A woman is fired from Hooters because she's "too fat" (5'8" and 132 lbs); a woman is fired from Harrods for not wearing makeup.

And in countries where religion demands that a woman be covered from head to toe with only her hands and eyes showing, rape still exists.

Marie Therese H (30)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:20 pm
Beyond ridiculous. A rapist, is a rapist, is a rapist and will rape any female he can get close to even if she's wearing a nun's habit. Afgan women only show their eyes and they get raped often.

Melania P (122)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:23 am
Signed! Thanks

Trish K (93)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:01 am
Rape is Murder of the soul. It is a very violent crime. No One, male or female , young or old asks to be raped.

Klaus P (14)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:29 pm
Wayne Leeon, you said it all in a few words, green star coming

Any man who rapes a woman or girl, Should have his knackers removed and his penis engraved "Rapist". that's about the 'Size' of it.
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