To get it into context here's a bit of background to this story, which I clearly missed the first time around. And I am still at a loss. Apparently getting pissed and staggering home on your own, vulnerable and unable to defend yourself should not make you more susceptible to law breakers. Well maybe in an ideal world but are you actually kidding me? Do you people not realise that the world we live in is full of monsters, opportunists and lawbreakers.
We all have to take responsibility, on some
level, for our own safety
|It's your right (source)|
I am equally amazed (though I shouldn't be) that everyone has picked on Lumley for including the 'rape' word. I guess it's what everyone wants to read. So let's see what she actually said:
'I promise you it is better to look after yourself properly, which means
behave properly, be polite, be on time, dress properly – I don’t mean dully – but
don’t be sick in the gutter at midnight in a silly dress with no money to get a
taxi home, because somebody will take advantage of you, either they’ll rape you, or
they’ll knock you on the head or they’ll rob you.
Please tell me what is so wrong with this sensible piece of advice? PLEASE! Because I do not understand what is so bad about it. Apparently she has no right to say this? Why? Because she hasn't been raped or robbed whilst out on the piss?
Joanna's character from 'Absolutely Fabulous' may
have been drunken, loud mouthed Patsy but we
took the piss out of her, right? (source)
I'm not going to deny I had my share of late nights out when I was younger. Yes I got drunk and yes I may have been wandering around at 5am waiting for my ride home but I never ever went out on my own and I certainly never tried to get home on my own. Because I was fully aware that there's a nutter on every street corner.
So good on you Ms Lumley, I don't have a problem with what you're saying. Because it looks to me like good advice.