Because that's what they were saying on Radio 5 Live phone in yesterday. Or good as. It was all about how parents shouldn't buy their daughters t-shirts with slogans on them because that will encourage sexual attacks.
They talked at great length about an example of a young teen being chatted up by an older male because she worse a shirt saying "Bring it On", and how the parents had been so irresponsible to let her wear that.
I thought that "Bring it On" meant "I'm ready for anything", not necessarily an advert for sex.
But hey ho, maybe that is what it means, I'm usually out of touch, or am I?
Oh, and isn't the T-shirt slogan rant tantamount to suggesting that women who get raped should blame themselves for dressing wrongly?
I can imagine someone might see a girl with a "confident" slogan on her t-shirt and choose to chat her up rather than the one in the Laura Ashley dress, but since when did "chatting up" and "sexual attacks" become the same thing?
Even if wearing a t-shirt with that slogan meant "I'm prepared to consider the possibility of having sex" (which it doesn't), it still wouldn't mean it was ok to rape her. Even falling out of taxis in a miniskirt and no knickers doesn't mean it's ok to rape someone. Or walking down a dark alley at night, taking a shortcut across the fields, or anything else.
It's time men accepted the responsibility for keeping their dicks in their pants unless they get a clear "yes" to a clear question.
Ta so much. Agree about the Berks on R5.... I just couldn't believe what both callers and presenters and expert guests were saying and all agreeing on; I could have lived with a few callers saying Toss, but they were all agreeing with each other.