Pro tip when talking about sexual assault: Women are never “asking for it.”
The "she asked for it" trope reinforces the damaging myth that a woman...
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"Asking for it" is a timeless and timelessly gendered expression that rolls easily off the tongue. It's a go-to default for many parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches and even teens and their friends.
"You keep wearing trash like this and you'll end up a whore, just like the women who represent Playboy. Is that what you want? To be nothing but a slut?"
"Stop asking people's clothing to have sex with you, and start asking people."
That's the message behind Anna Binkovitz's slam poem, "Asking For It...
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