Short skirts risk rape comment upsets many

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LONDON — A British lawmaker’s comment that suggests young women who wear high heels and short skirts put themselves at “greater risk” of rape has drawn criticism, the Associated Press is reporting.

“If you are blind drunk and wearing those clothes how able are you to get away?” Conservative Party lawmaker Richard Graham, of Gloucester, was quoted as saying by his local newspaper, The Citizen.

Anti-rape activists said Graham’s comments smacked of blaming rape victims for having been assaulted.

But Graham said in a blog post Saturday that his interview “in no way intimates ANY excuse for predatory behavior.”

In further comments to The Citizen, Graham said, “Risk management is a million miles from saying anything like ‘she was asking for it.'”

Credit: Associated Press

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