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23/03/2015 12:29 GMT | Updated 23/03/2015 14:59 GMT

Rape Prevention Tips Are Going Viral For All The Right Reasons (They're Aimed At Perpetrators Rather Than Victims)

Rape Crisis Scotland

A list of ten top tips for preventing rape is going viral, despite being written years ago, proving the ongoing need for an in-depth look at rape culture.

The list, which first appeared in a blog in 2011, was condensed from an old chain e-mail (remember those?) titled Fifty Ways Prevent Yourself from Being a Rapist.

The tips, refreshingly all aimed at men rather than women, are being shared all over again after a picture was posted to 9gag and later spread across the internet.

Here's the full list:

  1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.
  2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.
  3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.
  4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.
  5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.
  6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.
  7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.
  8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.
  9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.
  10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

(h/t i100)

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