Rebbeca a standard eight girl returned from school one evening.She removed her school uniform, put on her easy, light evening dress and settled on the warm soft couch to watch her favourite program on the television while taking some tea before doing her homework.After a few minutes the mother realises that she forgot to buy some vital ingredients for preparing supper.She decides to ask Rebecca to make a quick dash to the market to get the supplies.Rebecca jumps out of the couch and goes.
On her way to the market she decides to take a short-cut through a forest,forgetting that a shortcut may sometimes be a long cut..A rugged man,a drug addict who had been eying her sees her going through the forest and decides to follow her closely. In the thick of the forest,this predator all of a sudden pounces on her and forcibly rapes her.Sad!
The law took its course and the rapist was arrested.Discouraging still was the fact that there was a group of people who felt that the rape incident happened because of Rebecca’s inappropriate dressing!
I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THIS NOTION!
Rapist have a distorted way of thinking. They are either Brain washed or perverted.
Years back,the debate on whether women should put on trousers or not illicited alot of reations.
One of the arguments that was fronted was that it would promote promiscuity. That it would make people more immoral.That it would increase the number of rape cases.And that’s where my question lie
:Does the kind of clothing promote rape?
- Rape has nothing to do with the type of clothing, its in the mind.
- In the Northern tribes of Kenya and other indigenous races of the world women walk all over without much coverings or clothing,but it doesn’t excite any rape feeling.We don’t even hear cases of rape from there!
- If rape is about ladies exposing their bodies what about those who are reported to rape children?Sad. What do the children expose?? Unconfirmed reports have it that these people who prey on children as young as two months have a misplaced belief that if they have sex with babies the HIV/AIDS virus they may have will be cured.This is what we called brain wash.
- Most cases of rape too are caused by influence of drug abuse.A big number of rape cases that you hear of will have been committed by a drug user.
- What about rape among couples? Does it happen in the first place?Though this a discussion for another day .Does it happen because of clothing????