Well, I confess I only read the part of the article that was posted in the forum.
On the other hand, I don’t think it’s the smartest idea in the world to drink with or pick up strangers in bars, or to go into bars alone, without a friend or two to watch your back.
It’s a free world. But I think it’s probably better to avoid drinking with strangers in bars, or agreeing to leave with them, than it is to have a date-rape kit so you can send the rapist to jail after you get raped. Rather limited satisfaction in that.
In other words, avoid the situations where you get date-raped, and things will go better.
I agree that it’s not safe, and obviously wasn’t a good idea. But I also don’t think that the victim is at fault, and the police need to spend funds to catch criminals.
What about the women who don’t meet their rapist in a bar? How about those that meet their rapist while they are in their home or out jogging- or at the mall? Rapists should be caught and it seems evidence to do so may likely be found by testing a rape kit. Many rapists are serial rapists and some become serial killers as well. If not caught they are loose to pray on all women.
So women should give up freedom in exchange for security so that the government can continue to waste taxpayer dollars rather than actually do the job that government is supposed to do.
So, another blame the victim idea.
If all single women in CO started boycotting bars, don't you think the rapists would start going to where the women are? Date rape drugs work when dropped into coffee at Starbucks, just as well as when dropped into booze at the bar.
Are you arguing that the women should only go about when accompanied by a male relative to protect them?
And even that doesn't work, as predators learn how to separate the target from the group. It was killing all the wolves that made hiking in the woods while unarmed a reasonable thing to do.
The problem is the predators, not the life of the prey. If you leave the predators alone to increase in numbers, there's no way to make the life of the prey completely safe.