Those who think RW is making a big deal out of nothing
Plug these numbers into your paradigm.
One in 4 women are sexually assaulted
The average man who commits sexual assault attacks about 7 women.
(a different set of numbers with slightly different critera puts it at 1 in 6 women are sexually assaulted and the average assaulted attacks about 5 women. You may use those numbers if you prefer).
Now, do the math. You are standing in a group of 30 men. Please tell me the odds of one of them being someone that has committed or will commit sexual assault. You may use a calculator.
Now, go back and read the Schrodinger’s Rapist article, keeping the above numbers in your mind.
A man approaches you in an elevator. He has already displayed a willingness to ignore your boundaries and social cues to approach you in the first place, since you are not inviting approach at this time. He has also done so in a way that renders you isolated and trapped. How should you respond?
Now I want you to think about this aspect: Had she been raped in this situation, how many folks would have placed blame for the attack on her for being in the elevator with a strange man in the first place?
Do you get it yet?
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