Completely random and incredibly nerdy feminist college student/ENFP/writer.
I believe in equality, being expressive, the sanctuary of fandom, deconstruction of gender roles/norms, and in power of awareness.
Follow at your own risk.
past me: i'll just do this later
present me: fuck you
“In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning she must have helped her attacker remove them. Wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.”
An Italian jury upheld a rape conviction in 2008 when lawyers brought a skinny jeans defense, saying “jeans cannot be compared to any type of chastity belt.”
In 2008, a South Korea jury overturned a rape conviction for the same reason
In 2010 an Australian court acquitted a man named Nicholas Gonzales of rape charges brought by a 24-year-old woman. Gonzales avoided conviction because the woman was wearing tight-fitting jeans when the incident took place—jeans that, according to Gonzales’s lawyer, would have been “difficult… to be taken off by someone else unless the wearer’s assisting, collaborating, consenting.”
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month so lets blame rapists for rape and stop blaming victims.