Video Points Out the Absurdity of Victim Blaming

Video Points Out the Absurdity of Victim Blaming

We love this video about sexual assault from PYPO! As they say on their website:

When reporting an incident of sexual assault, those in positions of authority are there to help. Allegedly. But too often victims are asked irrelevant questions like, “What were you wearing?” and “Were you asking for it?”

This PYPO and Rocliffe Forum sketch was meant to point out the absurdity of such questions. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a tiny dress or, well, a chicken suit. Sexual assault is always wrong and it’s on us to end it.

Check out the video on PYPO’s website. What do you think?

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4 replies
  1. This is a wonderful site. I found it 18 days after having stood trial around my daughter’s assault by her dad. In protecting her, I lost the case and she, in extreme pain and panic was given to her father for full custody. It took me a few days to be able to speak and talk about it. I am still horrified and walk around in shock. I feel like the court system is in the Dark ages. My prayer is that my daughter will live to see justice prevail for herself, and victims like her.

    1. Hi Tanya,

      We’re so glad that you found us. It sounds like you have been through so much. If you need support, please reach out to us by phone, chat or text, or you can also contact our sister organization, the National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org). We would be happy to help in any way we can.

      Please take care!

  2. Even if a young woman is drugged and drunk, wearing sexy makeup, hooker heels and skimpy clothes and twirling around a pole: there is NO reason nor ANY excuse to rape her. Even if wearing provocative clothes and makeup is wrong, it is a worse wrong to rape.

    Two wrongs do not make a right. Especially, it is NOT right when the second wrong is worse than the first wrong. Rape is not a women’s issue, it is our right to NOT be raped, and it is a men’s problem. It is time for men, well past over time, for men to take responsibility for their own problem.

    We women do have the responsibility to keep ourselves and others safe. We do need to be wise in this wicked world.
    But since women do not rape, it is not our problem. It is the responsibility of men to deal with their problem. Men who do not rape, which is the majority of men, do need to be responsible to teach and to hold accountable those men who do rape.

    And we women can take on the responsibility, along with the support of responsible men, to stand up to our rights – our rights of safety, dignity and respect.

    1. Hi Beth W.,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! We agree that victims of rape and sexual assault are not to blame, regardless of the circumstances. The only person to blame is the person who chose to rape. We do know, however, that anyone of any gender can be the perpetrator – or victim – of sexual assault. We can all work together to end rape and assault by supporting victims and holding perpetrators accountable, while working to build a culture of healthy, respectful relationships.

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