But funnily enough, the analogies are only ever used regarding the victim.
Tehy never say: if a burglar takes a car that's not his when the keys have been left in, surely he can honestly claim that he thought the car owner wanted him to take it? How can he possibly know that the car owner didn't want him to take it, what is he, a mind reader? It would be ridiculous and cruel to send him to prison, what a terrible punishment for an honest mistake...
There are some crackers in the comments of this blogpost. (And be warned - there are some horrible comments as well which are likely to be upsetting and/or rage-inducing. ^TOKEN FUCKING RESISTANCE????^)
including: "An insurance company may demands precautions such as smoke detectors be installed in a house before insuring it, as one of the responsibilities of a would-be victim may have."
WTF? Oh sorry, did I totally miss the invention of the new rapist-detectors? I'd quite like one of those, could come in handy.
The jewellery one creeps me out - it's a reaaaaly old metaphor in Western culture, women's virginity as a 'jewel', therefore something precious to be owned, something decorative to be shown off by owners. Using that as an analogy for rape is particularly disgusting.
There's an article here about a couple who found a winning lottery ticket and claimed the cash and were given suspended sentences because it's a crime to take something even if it's lying on the floor of a supermarket.