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Women That Drink and Smoke Are ‘Easier Targets’ For Rape, Says Chinese Judge

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    Drinking, smoking and other “bad habits” make women “easier targets” for rape, according to a report issued by a judge in Beijing.

    After reviewing the details of 162 defendants in 151 rape cases that have occurred since 2012, Guo Zhao, a Haidian district court judge, concluded that women put themselves at higher risk for rape by engaging in certain “vices.”

    He said that staying out late was one factor that increased the likelihood of rape since 60% of rapes in the cases he studied occurred between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Some of the “sexually liberated” women out at later hours were raped because they “provoke and entice” men by flirting, he said in the report.

    Dressing provocatively is another behavior that puts women at higher risk for rape, according to the judge.

    Guo also said some of the victims were women who were too “bold” and had traveled to dangerous areas.

    Up to two-thirds of the defendants he studied were between the ages of 18 and 30, and most of the men were migrant workers who were either single or away from their wives.

    Sources: The Nanfang, South China Morning Post

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