Video Exposes The Absurdity Of Saying Women ‘Ask For It'

"Don't go to work. Maybe don't leave the house."

Pro tip when talking about sexual assault: Women are never “asking for it.”

The "she asked for it" trope reinforces the damaging myth that a woman can prevent sexual assault by adjusting how she dresses, or when she leaves the house, or whether or not she uses birth control, and on and on.

A new video by production company PYPO gets at the ridiculousness of this idea. A woman in a chicken suit costume -- which covers her from head to toe -- tries to report an assault to law enforcement, only to be judged at every turn by the man who is supposed to be protecting her.  

The video was produced in partnership with the It's On Us campaign, and was released just in time for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, serving as timely reminder that when it comes to sexual violence, no one is ever asking for it.  

Need help? In the U.S., visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN. For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website. To learn more about street harassment head over to Hollaback!.



Surviving In Numbers: Stories Of Sexual Assault Survivors