Anonymous Gives Advice to Rape Victims & Potential Rape Victims

Actual image used for the rape section of their pamphlet, entitled simply: Rape.

If the attempt by Occupy Baltimore to give advice to rape victims wasn’t a big clue in how clueless the Occupiers are, maybe this will be convincing. The hacktivist group Anonymous is out with a new guide called Survival for Citizens in a Revolution (PDF download here). Page 8 features advice for potential rape victims and rape victims, and it sounds suspiciously like the advice the Toronto cop gave that prompted Slutwalk, and a whole lot like the advice given to women circa 1 A.D. – 2011. Here it is:

The best protection against rape is not to get in a situation where it could happen

  1. Never go out alone (day or night)
  2. Try to appear undesirable and unattractive, but do not look helpless, or unable to escape.
  3. Wear clothes that cover most of your skin, clothing that is hard to remove for attackers, but do not hinder you while running fast, or climbing a fence.
  4. Wear: jeans, belt, turtleneck etc.
  5. Do not wear: Skirts
  6. Wear decent shoes that you can run in, like sneakers or light boots
  7. Never leave public places, and don’t let people isolate you
  8. Don’t trust new friends
  9. NEVER provoke! What might be okay in a stable society will get you in deep trouble in times when there is no backed law enforcement.
  10. Wear a wedding ring or wedding band, even if not married.

Here’s their advice if you just can’t avoid being raped all by yourself:

If you cannot avoid it

  1. Prevent beeing [sic] transported to a secondary site, use passive resistance, try to stay put
  2. Yell “FIRE”, not “help”, as more people will react to it.
  3. Use your head and assess the situation, don’t waste your energy.
  4. If you’re pinned wait for an opportunity to break out
  5. If you fight aim for the eyes, throat or genitals, dislocate/break fingers.

And there you have it. Sound advice from DudebroNation on how to protect yourself from DudebroNation. I’m thinking RadFem is onto something with Occupy Dudeville. Maybe a mass challenging of the male authority stinking up the protests is in order. I would personally LOVE to see that.

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65 Responses to Anonymous Gives Advice to Rape Victims & Potential Rape Victims

  1. WMCB says:

    If you’d just put on a burka and never go out in public without a male relative, we wouldn’t have these problems, ladies.

    I mean, we only want to make those kind of rules for your own protection. It’s not sexist or oppressive at all.

  2. votermom says:

    Crap like this makes me want to reconsider my no-gun policy. Seriously, WTH Anonymous?

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Dead men don’t rape. True story.

    • WMCB says:

      25% of women in this country are now armed. I’d love to see those numbers go up. I’d like for every rapist to have to wonder if she’s trained and packing.

    • catarina says:

      Why do you have a no gun policy, vm?

      Guns “level the playing field” if you need to defend yourself and your family.

      They’re a lot of fun, too.

      You should get some :grin:

      • votermom says:

        Maybe one day. Not quite ready for that step yet.

      • votermom says:

        I wouldn’t mind getting a taser maybe, but for some weird reason they are harder to get a permit for than a gun. Can’t figure that one out.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I have a mini-pepper spray and whistle on my key chain. My husband got it for me for my frequent visits to dd in NYC. (for my subway commutes from OccupyHilton to OccupyBushwick-Brooklyn) I thought it was such a cool idea, I give it as a h.s. and college graduation gift ;)

          Disclosure, if I were ever in an assault (ok, at my age, steal my handbag) position….I’d probably spray myself in the face :(

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        True story. I was anti-gun/ pro-regulation in my 20s. Then someone took me shooting and I got empowered. I’m getting my concealed permit for my birthday (in February). I’m too old to use physical strength effectively anymore, and I’m short and small, so I get picked on a lot, even now. And I’m not about to sit around and be bait for those who prey on people like me.

        • jjmtacoma says:

          I’m kind of short and small too – I get wierd stalker guys happening to me sometimes although the 30-40ish stalkers don’t bother me anymore. Now it is mostly the older looking guys who need some dental work.

        • jjmtacoma says:

          Oh, that looks wierd. I mean guys aged around 30-40 don’t seem to bother me any more.

  3. HELENK says:

    did you notice that they did not advise the most important thing
    always carry a ginsu circumcision knife.

    Why is it that women are not supposed to fight back and fight to win.
    Self defense lessons are important and needed today.

    Women and children are raped every day in this country and although some progress is being made in changing the thinking that it is always their fault more is needed

  4. crawdad says:

    Where’s the part about going to joint counseling with your rapist so he can talk about his feelings?

    • Rocky Hussein Squirrel says:

      What about the part that says you can kill your wife/girlfriend/female relative who dishonors you by getting raped?

  5. votermom says:
  6. Lola-at-Large says:

    These lists are problematic, but I am really wondering about #10: Wear a wedding ring? Why? Because married ladies don’t get raped? WTFWTFWTFWTFWTF?

    • votermom says:

      Yeah. That is messed up.

    • gxm17 says:

      Why? I guess it’s a nod to the idea that a married woman is some other dude’s property. And people try to tell me we don’t live in a patriarchy. (double sigh)

    • WMCB says:

      Unmarried women walking around alone are advertising that they are “available”, which might be misinterpreted by some poor powerless confused man. Because these morons still think rape is about sex.

  7. votermom says:

    Here’s my other angry bird tweet on it:

  8. 1539days says:

    That’s a very creepy list because it presupposes a post-apocalyptic world where rape gangs are out on the streets. Either that, or it sounds like the Arab Spring.

    Either way, if shit that bad is going down, bring a gun.

  9. WMCB says:

    This is interesting to me:

    What might be okay in a stable society will get you in deep trouble in times when there is no backed law enforcement.

    So they are admitting that the “new model for society” they are supposedly creating there is unstable and lawless. Great environment for women and the vulnerable.

  10. kc says:

    OMG–that is horrible. May as well live under the Taliban, but I guess that is lost on them–too much info for the creative ones??

  11. gxm17 says:

    The best “10 top tips to prevent rape.” I know I’ve posted this before but, IMO, it can’t be posted enough.

  12. gxm17 says:

    What’s even more depressing is that just a little over a week ago Anonymous hacked 40 child porn sites, disabled the sites, and published user names. Clearly, they get it right some of the time. (sigh)

    • myiq2xu says:

      You do realize that those sites are run by the feds? They are pedophile traps.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      They actually run a pretty good shop fighting child porn on facebook with their #OpSafeKids page. The problem comes when the power is concentrated at a male-dominated top-down structure, which sadly, Anonymous still suffers from.

      And of course, most of them are young, even the women, and young people don’t want to believe that we haven’t solved age-old problems with sexism, racism, and so many other -isms. And they are hostile to the wisdom of those older than them, who’ve actually seen it.

      I guess the third wave and 2nd wave squared are getting a real lesson in the work still to be done, now that they aren’t fighting off hook up attempts one at a time in their favorite bars.

    • DandyTiger says:

      She’s right because the rapes will continue. That’s just the quality of character of the people involved with OWS. Sorry kool-aid drinkers out there.

  13. HELENK says:

    Owies try to stop filming and coverup assaults

  14. bluestate says:

    the “never provoke” one is the one that is turning my stomach. it’s like saying, don’t step out of line, ladies, or you’re just asking to be raped. it expands the whole thing into literally ANYTHING you do or say being some kind of “provocation” for rape.

    • Loup-loup garou says:

      A lot of these anarchist type dudes, and their right wing survivalist counterparts, get off on the idea of a postapocalyptic dystopia in which women are reduced to the role of f***bots or breeding stock. No matter how far apart these guys are politically, they have one thing in common: a pile of well-thumbed Gor novels and a lone tube sock by their bedside.

  15. Jadzia says:

    WTF, WTF, WTF is wrong with these people? I am incoherent with rage from this one. My protip for OWS dudes: DON’T RAPE. There, was that so difficult to understand? I hate everybody today.

    • elliesmom says:

      Do you have a piece of knitting that needs to get frogged? It’s a great release. I have a date with a rolling pin this afternoon. That’ll do it, too.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        I feel pretty lucky. I get to vent my rage by going to vote for (hopefully) the first female mayor of Indianapolis. But then I’m coning home and painting the damn cabinets. :)

      • Jadzia says:

        It’s after 8pm here and I am exhausted from having a baby that NEEDS TO BE BORN I AM SO SICK OF BEING PREGNANT.

        Maybe I should sit down with some knitting!

        • votermom says:

          I forgot that you are expecting. I vote for a foot rub if you can get one.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Normally I would recommend booze but you don’t live in a trailer park.

          How much longer before you have to start feeding and changing diapers?

        • Jadzia says:

          VM: No foot rubs here — I don’t have that kind of husband. : (

          MIQ: My youngest is actually still in diapers (she’s 16 months old), so it’s not really a matter of “starting.” Anyhoo, I am due on 11/11 and would love to make it that far (coolest birthday ever!) but I’ve never made it past week 39, which is Friday. You know you’ve taken the breeding thing a little too far when you’re looking forward to the peace and quiet of the maternity ward. They are going to have to blast me out of there.

          (Also, our current digs are either one step up or one step down from a trailer park. We live in, literally, a barn.)

        • votermom says:

          We need to start a betting pool.
          I bet 11/8 at 5am.

        • Jadzia says:

          I’ll let you-all know. My husband’s 40th bday is on 11/9, so that would be fun too.

        • HELENK says:

          I will vote for 11/10. a little girl who will be just as independent as her mom. She will have her own birthday and be a present to dad.
          Good luck and get roller skates to keep up with two little ones

        • Jadzia says:

          Ha ha. If she is born on 11/9, then daddy can give up *his* birthday! He can just move it to his twin brother’s birthday, 11/8 (they were born on opposite sides of midnight).

  16. yttik says:

    Arrrggggggg! That’s astounding.

    Where’s the handout, How to
    Avoid Being Kicked in the Nuts?
    Step One, don’t dangle that shit around and tempt women.
    Step Two, wear a cup or obviously you’re just asking for it.
    Step Three, NEVER provoke! What might be okay in a stable society will get you in deep trouble in times when women are intensely pissed off at our sexist society.

  17. HELENK says:

    occupy coloring books.
    lets see now, selling merchandise, incorporation, sounds like aspiring wall street traders to me

    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/11/01/finally-occupy-wall-street-to-get-its-own-coloring-book-will-feature-songs-poems-anonymous-masks/

  18. DandyTiger says:

    Anonymous and the OWS weenies they fun are so full of shit. What the fuck is wrong with these people? Did they just step out of the dark ages or the Taliban?

  19. HELENK says:

    this will get the owies jumping up and down
    billboard in the twin cities

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/11/the-tenth-commandment.php

  20. HELENK says:

    convicted sex offender arrested for rape of 14 year old at occupation Dallas.

    http://www.verumserum.com/?p=32021

  21. parentofed says:

    In the spirit of the later ‘We Are All Brits Now’ post, I’d sum up the Anonymous advice as ‘Lie back and think of the Queen.’

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