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Video: "I’m Going Out Tonight and I Want to Get Raped" PSA

| by Michael Allen

At times, men have used the excuse that a woman was "dressing to get raped." In response, Rape Crisis Scotland created this 30-second PSA (video below) to test that logic.

In the video, a young woman is wearing a short skirt at a party, where a man says that she is "asking for it." Then the video flashes back to the same girl in a department store when she is buying the dress.

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She asks the saleswoman to recommend a dress that could help her get raped.

The shocking public service announcement challenges prejudices that many people have towards women who have been raped.

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According to Rape Crisis Scotland, this video was created in response to research that claims almost 20% of Scottish people think a woman is partially to blame for being raped if she is wearing revealing clothing.