#ThisDoesn’tMeanYes is a new campaign aimed at overturning rape myths. It has photographed 200 women in the UK to show that what a woman wears has absolutely nothing to do with consent
“She was asking for it – look at what she was wearing.”
This is one of the biggest rape myths out there – and, unbelievably, it’s one that is often repeated. More than a quarter of Britons think that a woman is partly responsible for being raped if she wears sexy or revealing clothing, according to an Amnesty International poll.
It’s an incredibly dangerous attitude. Not only can it lead to perpetrators thinking their attack is justified, it can stop them being convicted if jurors hold this belief.