Becoming a Target For Crime

I don’t think there’s anyone that gets up in the morning and decides to make themselves a target for crime.

The reason I say this is that I’ve seen Thunderf00T’s latest two videos where I have to say, that even though I generally admire and respect him, someone needs to take his shovel away. Now.
He’s recently produced two video’s on rape. How women can make themselves more safe. Reduce their risk of being raped.That’s not a bad idea unto itself. What I find a problem with are his poor analogies in both videos. I’m not going to link to those videos here, if you want to see them, you need to go to his YouTube channel.
I really wonder if he believes, and he doesn’t state this, that women are unaware of their surroundings or with whom they are associating with at any time.
I think we all are, if even it’s unconscious. For instance, before I leave my home, I don’t think to myself, “I’m going over to X, and I need to make sure that I don’t pass by this area Y, because it’s a high crime area”. Most of us know what areas in our communities to avoid in order to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of a crime. And that doesn’t mean that if you do go through that area, that you’re automatically going to become a victim of a crime. It’s a precaution. That’s all.
Yes, most people lock their doors and windows when they’re away from home. It’s common sense. But what does that have to do with the chance that a woman might be raped? I failed to connect the two. I don’t claim to be the brightest bulb in the room so if someone out there is able to explain it to me, I’d appreciate it.
What does what a woman wears out in public have to do with anything either? In his second video, he has a shot of a book called something like “What You Wear Says Who You Are” or something like that. I’m not going to go back into the video to get the exact title because that was disgusting to me as well. It’s as if he’s saying that if a woman dresses provocatively (and by the way, that’s very subjective) then she’s making herself a target to be raped.
I really wonder if Thunderf00t thinks that women in general are not aware of their circumstances. Sure, drinking a lot in public might cause someone to become a victim. In the same way though, they might become a perpetrator. You know, like Drunk in Public, or DUI (I know I’m being ridiculous here, but that’s because most of his argument is just that.).
And what’s with the body language? Sure, people display certain body language based on their environment. It’s not always going to be the same though. That violent rapists in prison say that look at that in the women they’ve assaulted? Remember that most of these people in prison are sociopaths. Maybe even psychopathic. These are the 10% he referenced in his first video.
We all take chances everyday. We all do what we can whether consciously or unconsciously to mitigate the chances of being a victim of any crime. I applaud Thunderf00t for pointing out the fact that women can take steps to reduce their chances of being raped. Does he really think though that women are not already aware of this?
Please. Hand over the shovel.

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2 thoughts on “Becoming a Target For Crime

  1. Apart from making one or two valid points and then rambling on for 10 minutes about bad info or conjecture, Thunderf00t has also fallen to the fear-mongering that most victim-feminists peddle. The rapist waiting to pull you into the bushes or a dark alleyway is almost non existent. The people most likely to rape you, in order: Spouse, Significant other, family member, friend, acquaintance, stranger. In that order. The most likely place? Your bedroom, their bedroom, your home, their home, inside public place, outside. Again in order. almost all rapes are date rapes, one person in a relationship forcing them self on the other or family abuse. A look at the US bureau of Justice Statistics and the FBI website will confirm this. So the whole bit about body language and the like is largely sensationalist crap, and although avoiding dark alleyways and travelling in groups is sound advice to avoid rape in general, better advice is simply to be careful who you get drunk with and bring home. So not only are his analogies bad, they’re way off the mark to boot.

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