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Comment of the Day: Sluts, Rape and "Asking For It"

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So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

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Our article on Houston's upcoming "Slutwalk" set off a vigorous commenter conversation on rape and rape victims.

Victim's advocate wrote:

True fact - Rape has existed in our world since before clothes of any kind were invented. The mini skirt, nor the hatler top, nor the fish net panty hose are to blame for rape. Rape is the RAPIST'S fault! And - rape is not a crime about sex at all - Rape is about power, control, and humiliation. A rapist does not choose his victim based on her attire. Anyone who thinks a woman's clothing invites, allows, or excuses rape is an idiot & is underminding the right that victims have to seek and recieve justice. Blame the rapist!! HE is the person who is 100% responsible - NO MATTER WHAT!!!

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