Some remaining loose ends on the long reader thread:
It’s important to note that when individual woman chooses to dress differently, drink less, etc. it may reduce the likelihood of her personally being raped, but there is no evidence that it reduces the overall rate of rape. So if a woman chooses to wear nail polish that helps her detect date-rape drugs, I’m not going to object to her trying to avoid rape. But if as a society that’s our strategy for preventing rape, it’s fundamentally wrongheaded because it doesn’t do anything to change the culture and may not even prevent rape, but only redirect it.
A few of the responses in this conversation bring up the distinction between offenders who deliberately sexually assault people and those who “do not realize what they did is rape,” and how we shouldn't lump them together “as if their crimes are equally heinous.” But does anyone really not realize they’re committing rape?