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Old May 18th, 2012, 08:31 PM
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The phrase "well, maybe she was raped but she was asking for it" is an expression to say that the someone has been wronged outside of the law but they deserved it because of the way they were acting.

You said these people must have been acting like (I forget what you said) but you implied their demeanor alone was enough to get them kicked off a ship. We live in a free society, where people can dress and act the way they want but it doesn't mean they are guilty of anything.

Sorry you didn't get the analogy - it is fairly well known argument against that "guilt due to attitude" line of thinking.
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