Know what really confuses me about the “she was asking for it” fallacy?
Say a wealthy man is driving his decked out, super-nice BMW through a bad part of town with a reputation for a high crime rate in the middle of the night. Say that man gets carjacked and beaten.
Now, say they catch the carjacker. Say the carjacker’s attorney tries to argue in court that by driving his expensive automobile through a bad neighborhood that he was “asking for it” and therefore the carjacker is innocent and the charges should be dropped. Or that he should be charged for a lesser offense than carjacking/assault. That shit would never happen. That would never, ever fly.
Which is completely as it should be. Carjacking is carjacking, no matter the circumstance. Rape is rape, it doesn’t matter how short your skirt is or how much you flirt or how drunk you get. Carjacking is caused by carjackers, rape is caused by rapists.