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It's 2017 and people still can't seem to get a simple concept into their heads: stop blaming victims.
It is particularly damaging and disturbing when the person who gets it so wrong is as influential as ex-hard-line Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka.
Following the sexual harassment and rape allegations levelled against Harvey Weinstein, Gorka decided it was about time he spouted some terrible opinions.
If Weinstein had obeyed @VP Pence's rules for meeting with the opposite sex, none of those poor women would… https://t.co/09J8LOUS2X — Sebastian Gorka DrG (@Sebastian Gorka DrG)
According to The Washington Post...
1. He never eats alone with a woman other than his wife.
2. He won't attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side.
It wasn't long before JK Rowling showed up and did what she does best (other than write best-selling novels) - delivering one of her classy put-downs.
If the only thing preventing a man committing sexual assault is the presence of witnesses, he's too dangerous to be… https://t.co/hETy7yboRf — J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling)
THINK: If Gorka had obeyed Rowling's common sense rules for talking about sexual assault, none of the poor people who had the misfortune of reading his tweet would have suffered.
But what can we expect from a supporter of a man who brags about 'grabbing women by the pussy'?
Twitter users applauded Rowling's sentiment and made some important points of their own.
@jk_rowling It amazes me how far out of its way our society will go to blame sexual assault on literally EVERY indi… https://t.co/NmrbHapw2C — Katie (she/they) (@Katie (she/they))
@jk_rowling There's only one rule to follow to avoid sexual assault: DON'T ASSAULT PEOPLE. — Katie (she/they) (@Katie (she/they))
@Moonshadow_Dark @katmac95 @jk_rowling It's like they teach the girls how to not be provocative as though their bre… https://t.co/EJcR0bfHyB — Caitlin 💭🍃 (@Caitlin 💭🍃)
@jk_rowling Know what else prevents sexual assault? Not committing sexual assault. — Linda Donahue (@Linda Donahue)
More: JK Rowling just humiliated Donald Trump once again