What Would Happen If Reporting A Robbery Was Like Reporting A Rape (Video)
Rape is, arguably, one of the worst crimes.
Yet somehow, the ways in which we discuss and handle rape as a society are fundamentally flawed; victim-blaming abounds, as does the tendency to blame assault on drunkenness or misunderstandings.
In the video, a man's computer is stolen. During police questioning, the officers suggest the victim was “asking for it” because he was “flashing [his] goods for all the world to see.”
They also ask the victim if he's been drinking and attempt to convince him that filing a report is unnecessary.
By replacing rape with theft, the absurdity of the officers' reactions becomes glaringly obvious; it perfectly demonstrates the need for dramatic reform when it comes to our cultural response to rape.
Watch it above.