With the wave of the #MeToo movement, there are many Twitter accounts who have begun speaking up about the flaws in the different systems of our society. For example, the list of questions that people often ask when spoken to about sexual assault is, “What was she wearing?” “Was she drinking?” or “Which neighbourhood was she in?”
If the woman is harassed, abused, somehow the blame is always on the victim and not on the perpetrator of the crime. Sigh, there are so many things wrong with victim shaming, and a Twitter user, Rael from Montana pointed out exactly where our society was flawed. Instead of questioning the survivors, she addressed rapists and assaulters, and gave them precautionary measures to avoid sexual assault.
This thread has been making the rounds on Twitter and people can’t stop talking about how accurate her points are! Rael credited the idea of the tweets and some of the tweets to the Saskatchewan's (a Canadian province) victims unit. “Some of these tips are from Saskatchewan’s victim services unit, feel free to add your own and continue to help others avoid sexual assault!!!” read her tweet. While the world is busy blaming the survivors for what they have gone through, this moves the spotlight from the survivor to the assaulter - it’s exactly what we need! It’s time to talk about victim-blaming and educating those around us about the same.
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