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Why is it easier to invent anti-rape nail polish than find a way to stop rapists? by Jessica Valenti, The Guardian

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Bottom line: We need to hold rapists accountable.

The problem is that simply being female in public remains an undue risk. Do we really believe that half the population should be required to avoid parties, socializing, drinking, cute clothes and walking alone if they don’t want to be raped?

As former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir said after a cabinet member suggested that women be given a curfew to curb a spate of sexual assaults: “But it’s the men who are attacking the women. If there’s to be a curfew, let the men stay home, not the women.”

If we want to stop rape – not merely avoid it – we need to hold rapists accountable and stop blaming victims.

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