Creative Victim-Blaming


In the early 1980s, my mother lived in a flat with three other women. She was a night-shift working nurse, and on a certain sunny day while her flatmates were at work, she left the windows and doors open in order to get a little air through the flat. She had got in the bath when from behind the door she heard a noise. She turned around to see a man masturbating. As a staunch feminist, my mum was horrified and, fully nude, she chased the man down the street. Having reported the awful incident to the police, they shrugged it off, with the excuse that she was a nurse, who are known for their promiscuity. They never caught the creep.

Ugh, guess it’s #HFSF and #MFIF

Kitty, undisclosed location


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3 Responses to “Creative Victim-Blaming”

  1. cocoducaptain Says:

    That is ridiculous and absolutely demeaning. How could you make that kind of excuse to someone who just had that happen to them? Like she wasn’t a respectable human being. Ugh.

    That said, I would not want to be taking a bath while the house was wide open.

  2. popesuburban Says:

    The police on that were worse than awful, but your mum is my hero.

  3. corridor7f Says:

    This sounds like a bad dream. No wonder many women choose not to report crimes.

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