Originally posted by @sh76
We blame crime victims all the time and it's appropriate in many cases. If someone falls for one of those Prince of Nigeria email schemes, the first thing anyone will say is that he's a naive idiot. If someone walks around an unsafe neighborhood at 2 AM alone with a conspicuous gold chain showing and cash hanging out of his pockets and gets mugged, is nobody g ...[text shortened]... sh the guilt of the rapist one iota, of course it's right to question the actions of the victim.
"the first thing anyone will say is that he's a naive idiot."
that's because it's funny in some cases. depending on who the victim is and the amount of money lost, it becomes less and less funny and the person making fun of the victim more and more of an ashole. if a college frat boy loses his beer money, it's funny. if a granny loses her last savings and has to go hungry, it's sad and one is scum for making fun of her. if a child plays with matches, sets the house on fire and dies in the process, you are worse than scum if you make fun or assign blame.
we don't equate rape with a nigerian mail scam, we don't blame the victim and we don't make fun of the victim. because we are decent human beings. Right?
"But it's axiomatic that a crime victim who behaves foolishly or takes needless risks is at least partially to blame for his or her predicament."
yet basic decency should give you pause
"For some reason, it's not PC to apply these self-evident truths to rape victims"
it's called human decency. that's the reason. it's also a synonim for PC, something which people like you keep mentioning as a complaint that being an ashole is frowned upon in human society.