It’s Come To This: Brazilian Women Strip Naked To Say They ‘Don’t Deserve To Be Raped’ (Photos)
Nobody ever “deserves” to be sexually assaulted, but after a poll of 3,810 both male and female Brazilians indicated that 65.1 percent believed that, “if dressed provocatively, women deserve to be attacked and raped,” perhaps the whole country needed this reminder.
Luckily, if you have a social grievance, there’s a social media channel you can use to campaign against it.
That’s why on March 28 at 8 pm local time, a number of Brazilian women took to Facebook to share topless photos of themselves (breasts covered), using the hashtag #NãoMereçoSerEstuprada, which translates to #IDon’tDeserveToBeRaped.
Many participating women even took their own spin on the issue, adding sentiments to their photos like: “Clothes don’t define character!” and “No one deserves to be attacked or raped…”
The photos might be slightly NSFW, but with women of all ages and backgrounds participating, their outcry shows that these survey results made a lot of people mad.
Which is undoubtedly a good thing because the belief that low-cut stops or short hemlines are understandable provocations is wildly unacceptable.