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Don’t go out and get drunk, it could lead to you getting raped. Also, don’t have sex with someone because it could get you raped by someone they know. Don’t be young, that could definitely get you raped. While we’re at it, especially don’t be a child, that could really get you raped. Don’t be older either, that can get you raped. Don’t be living in a nursing home; women get raped there. In fact, what are you even doing in an establishment like that, are you asking for it? Don’t be single; single girls are sluts. Sluts get themselves raped. Don’t be married either or you could get raped by your husband. Don’t go jogging, that is just irresponsible. Don’t go to carparks, that can get you raped.
Blue Milk, “Don’t get raped”, 2010.
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More or less ever since I started my own blog, I have posted a quote from a feminist every Friday. Over time and as I have learned more, the series has widened to include womanists, activists, and wahine Māori. Sometimes the quotes are prompted by something I’ve been thinking about, sometimes by something that is in the news, sometimes something going on in the blogosphere. Sometimes, it’s just something I have stumbled across and found interesting. Usually, I quote from books and essays, but occasionally, I quote something from a blog. I always try to provide links and dates, so that the quote can be set in context. I don’t necessarily agree with the quote, but nor do I necessarily disagree. While I was writing at The Hand Mirror, I cross-posted the quotes there, and now that I am writing here at The Lady Garden, I will try to cross-post the quotes here.