Do women get raped because of the clothes they wear?

No. No ifs, No buts, just No. Rape is not about lust, it is about power. It is about men showing their dominance over women. If it was about lust, then grandmothers and children shouldn’t be getting raped. If it was about clothes, then women wearing saris, salwar kameezes, or even full coving jeans and pants should not be getting raped. Women all over the world, regardless of whether they are living in cities or rural villages, regardless of whether they are traveling alone or with someone, regardless of what they wear, regardless of how they walk or talk, regardless of whether they are single or married, regardless of their age are getting raped. Rape does not happen because of clothes, it happens because the world justifies rape, because they excuse it, because they blame the victim.

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