A Kenyan MP, during a debate about a new bill that would increase sentancing and recognition of sex crimes in Kenya, pissed off many women. Just his words irritated me. Read further down the article to see the punishment provision against rapists that was removed. I kind of think they should have left it in.


Kenyan women's anger at MP 'slur'
Kenyan women's rights activists have condemned an MP who told parliament that women usually say "No" to sex, even if they mean "Yes".
A lot has been said about how to prevent rape.


Women should learn self-defense.


Women should lock themselves in their houses after dark.


Women shouldn't have long hair and women shouldn't wear short skirts.


Women shouldn't leave drinks unattended. Fuck, they shouldn't dare to get drunk at
all.





Instead of that bullshit, how about:



If a woman is drunk, don't rape her.


If a woman is walking alone at night, don't rape her.


If a women is drugged and unconscious, don't rape her.


If a woman is wearing a short skirt, don't rape her.


If a woman is jogging in a park at 5 a.m., don't rape her.


If a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you're still hung up on, don't rape her.


If a woman is asleep in her bed, don't rape her.


If a woman is asleep in your bed, don't rape her.


If a woman is doing her laundry, don't rape her.


If a woman is in a coma, don't rape her.


If a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don't rape her.

If a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don't rape her.


If a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don't rape her.


If your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don't rape her.


If your step-daughter is watching TV, don't rape her.


If you break into a house and find a woman there, don't rape her.


If your friend thinks it's okay to rape someone, tell him it's not, and that he's not your friend.


If your "friend" tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.


If your frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there's an
unconscious woman upstairs and it's your turn, don't rape her, call the
police and report him as a rapist.




Tell your sons, god-sons, nephews, grandsons, and sons of friends that it's not okay to rape someone.




Don't
just tell your women friends how to be safe and avoid rape!


Don't imply that she could have avoided it if she'd only done/not done x,y or z.


Don't imply that it's in any way her fault.


Don't
let silence imply agreement when someone tells you he "got some" with the drunk girl.


Don't

perpetuate a culture that tells you that you have no control over or
responsibility for your actions.

You can, too, help yourself.

If you agree, repost it. It's that important.

I got this from

[livejournal.com profile] cinderella81

700 Women

Sep. 15th, 2005 02:42 pm
  Everyday, 700 women are abused by their intimate partners, and four are murdered.

Right now, Amnesty International USA is petition to present to
Congress, urging them to reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act
(VAWA) before it expires this month. 

  According to AI, "VAWA has changed everything for domestic violence victims who once
suffered in silence. Because of VAWA, victims of domestic violence,
dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are now able to access
services, and a new generation of families and justice system
professionals has come to understand that domestic violence, dating
violence, sexual assault and stalking are crimes that our society will
not tolerate. Reauthorization and expansion of this law should be a
congressional priority in 2005."




If you feel strongly about this
issue, please sign the petition at 700women.org
to stand up for all the women who live in fear.  If you've already
signed, then please post this in you LJ so other can see it. 

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