Robert Stacy McCain is grilled by “a certain Republican communications strategist,” and comes back with a snappy answer to what he clearly thought was a stupid question:
Q. Do you believe promiscuous women deserve to be raped, regardless of their chosen partner’s proclivities?
A. No one “deserves” to be raped, just as no one deserves to be robbed or murdered. If I advise against parking your car in Southeast D.C. with the windows down, the doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition, that doesn’t make me “pro-car theft.”
Blaming the victim? Hardly:
[W]omen should be strongly cautioned against putting themselves into predicaments where they risk being victims of a crime where successful prosecution is so difficult.
For that matter, men should be strongly cautioned against putting themselves into predicaments where they risk being accused of a crime. Sauce for the gander, and all that.