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How To Avoid Being #Raped ?

In these past months, several high profiles rape cases, from India to Congo Africa, triggered a wave of sour abomination here in the US, like everywhere else. In fact, around here it isn’t any better,  statistics on”sexual assault”, in California are alarming, and “extremely underreported…..”

In part because it’s perceived by half of the victims, as bringing more trouble than protection.  Mainly because of noticeable reversed rulings, where judges blame the victims for their own rape :

– Janvier 06 2013California court overturns rape conviction because victim was not married

– December  13 2012 :  California judge says victim’s bodies can prevent rape.

 – Novembre 29  2012Defense Attorney Blames 11-Year-Old Rape Victim Because That’s His Job

– November 02 2012 : Moraga School District ( North California) : Child Sex abuse Victim was ” careless and negligent” .  She was 11. 

<p>Today, the One Billion Rising coalition is mobilizing men and women across the world to demand an end to violence against women and girls”. Reports Jasmin Witbread in HuffPost.</p><br>

Meanwhile, a study based on confessions of jailed rapists and date rapists is sending mixed messages. It offers self defense tips, while reinforcing the idea that women have tools at their disposal to prevent attack and fight attackers, and should use them.