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“I Don’t Deserve to be Raped!” – Brazilian Women Protest Survey with Photo Campaign



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Brazilian women are protesting against the notion that that they deserve to be raped for wearing revealing clothes.

Spearheaded by Nana Quieroz, a female journalist, the protest was launched in response to a controversial survey in which a majority of male and female Brazilians expressed that women in revealing clothes deserve rape (if you missed this story, click here).

In response to this issue, women in Brazil launched a viral photo campaign on Twitter, in which they posted pictures of themselves wearing little or no clothing and holding placards with the statement, “I don’t deserve to be raped,” Daily Mail  reports. Some Brazilian men also participated in the campaign, posting photos of themselves also holding anti-rape placards with slogans like “No woman deserves to be raped.” The hashtag #EuNaoMereçoSerEstrupada, (#IDon’tDeserveToBeRaped) went viral.

In Brazil, a woman is raped every 12 seconds.


 Photo Credit: Twitter & Huffington Post


  1. B-WEST

    April 1, 2014 at 10:39 am

    hunnay ! pls dont worse the matter by prancing around in your birthday suit to protest a poll. where did this notion of saying cheese to lights,camera ,action stark stark naked will make a cause worthy and effect change pls? Oh!How could i forget? Hollywood!! my bad . smh… i dont buy into the school of thought that states ur choice of apparel should be the determining factor to being violated ,but i dont also think it’s asking for too much from you to modestly dignify the feminine gender in DECENT PIECES when ever you have to step outta the door please!!!

  2. Ikido

    April 1, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Why don’t they show us all the whole chest now? Then i can reciprocate and support the movement by taking a picture…using whip-cream to spell out the harsh-tag on my bare chest…and have another naked girl licking it off my chest. Now that would indeed be a serious show of support .


    April 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Just Love It When Women Go Naked to protest.. It adds flavour to the protest and aids me to support them!! #Mischevous.. *wink*


  4. iyke

    April 1, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Naija ladies, your vision of the society you want your kids to grow up in, is the greatest asset you have. Perhaps it’s high time YOU started a creative campaign against rape and domestic Violence in Nigeria.
    It’s time to really WALK the TALK, you know. Instead of focusing on frivolities,(weddings, makeups, relationships, fashion, weaves et al) why don’t you come together and use this platform to campaign against these societal ills. YOU can do it – You owe it to yourselves and to your kids, for it’s the least you could do.
    Trust me, you have no idea how far you can fly until you spread your wings.
    Think about it.


    April 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Ok! Personally I don’t see reasons with the said “I Don’t Deserve to be Raped” campaign. Let’s me frank here, how on earth do u think walking down the streets with ur body barely covered wouldn’t attract men. Ladies who dress appropriately have nothing to worry about raped. So please they should stop the rubbish and do the right thing. You deserve rape cuz u said “come” to rapist

    • Temi

      April 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      To reply you just hard me, pls feel free to go in on this person’s fandango.

    • ezmakkkky

      April 1, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Um. To rape is wrong. Even girls that cover up get raped. Although the rate of rape is higher in females that expose themselves. Men should learn not to fall into temptation. A woman should be allowed to make her choices. If she wants to dress provocatively, so shall it be. Let the action be upon the woman’s head. Let the woman be judged of her own morality or view on life. Sure its enticing
      .. But does that mean a man should take advantage of her? Take another example, you know a rich senator who makes his millions by stealing from the government. Now, would you carry yourself to go and steal too because the money entices you?

    • Leonard

      April 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

      Normal men and women do not rape. SOCIOPATHS do. These nutcase extremist women parading around are simply attention seeking whores. All way over the top. Plus it can easily be argued that their efforts increases sexual assaults. How so?

      In the topsy turvy, bipolar world of extremist, pee on the street feminism there is no emphasis at all on PREVENTION of rape. Those who seek to take prudent measures to avoid the sexual assault on women? Not allowed to even remotely suggest PREVENTION as being helpful. They have “successfully” painted all those who suggest PREVENTION as all being rape apologists. That is if you try and be helpful and suggest women do exercise some basic, common sense practices such as walking in pairs and not getting 100% sh-tfaced in public? You are “encouraging rape”…

      I am convinced that feminism wants there to be more rapes or sexual assaults. Because they surely do not seem interested in prevention. And besides what campaign could the feminists run on if sexual assaults declined?

      Lest we forget too is that probably more men get raped in prison than women and girls are similarly victimized in the general public. Further men are the recipients of seven times the violent assaults as female are hurt from. Somehow the feminists forgot to check these statistics. You may wonder why but I don’t. Why? Because they be CRAZY!

      Thus those poor poor men raped in prison after being falsely accused of rape probably are near in total numbers as women being raped within the free world. Again, false rape and false domestic violence accusations are epidemic today. Don’t believe me? Ask those three young men from Duke University. ALL provably falsely accused by the same sick, twisted beacth who has recently been convicted of murdering her last boyfriend. Now had this depraved woman (Crystal Gale Mangum) been properly indicted and sentenced to a severe enough punishment (she wasn’t even given a wrist slap) she never would have been free & walking the streets. In other words at least another man would be alive today.

      Meanwhile her victims, “The Duke Three” are the walking dead today. Every time they apply for a job their false arrest on a rape charge shows up in their personal history. And hardly anyone believes them to be innocent. Frankly I thing that in a fair world?

      False rape accusers should be sentenced to life in prison w/out possibility of parole.

    • nnn

      April 2, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      I would have you know that a man would rape a woman even if she is dressed in concrete. Many “decently dressed” women have been raped. I am not saying that a woman should strut around in immodest apparel. But any woman regardless of how she is dressed can be raped. That is the issue that should be addressed. That rape is wrong.

    • Leonard

      April 19, 2014 at 6:44 am

      Why are you only concerned about violence to women? I see tremendous hypocrisy not only in your words but the whole article itself. Men are the recipients of SEVEN times more vicious violence than women are. And men are raped in prison at a rate higher than women from the general public are. Well not that nnn would care of course.

      The issue isn’t about apparel but prevention. I frankly think that clothing has very little to do with sexual assault. While I can infer that nnn wants us to believe that “all men are rapists” I believe her expressed ideas are provably ineffective at preventing rape. So you could say that she is tacitly complicit in “rape culture”.

      “Prevention” is a word feminists never seem to want to mention associated with sexual assault. Thus they do not advise people to be careful and avoid public or private intoxication. Instead they seek to control the uncontrollable: ie the sociopaths who rape. What I glean from this is that feminists have more faith in changing the behavior of those crazies prone to violence than they do ordinary women. This is an horrific indictment of their own gender and one that is most untrue. And yet this lack of faith did not come from the men nnn seemingly wants label as “all rapists”. It came from HER and feminists just like herself. In fact according to her own words she does not want the public to take sincere, proven efforts to reduce violence. She just wants to blame men for everything under the sun…

      Because they surely aren’t discussing prevention! What this tells me is that efforts to publicize “the rape problem” are insincere. That they exist solely to degrade honest, good natured men. The great majority of us that is. And again we see this in part by “nnn’s” words by her ignoring all violence which happens to men.

    • Chiggz

      April 6, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Umm so if a female wears a short skirt she deservs to be raped.. How many girls have u see in short skirts have u raped all of them (im Assuming u havent) RAPE IS NOT ABOUT SEXUAL DESIRE.. ITS ABOUT CONTROL.. And that is why rape r so brutal (in most cases) becuse the man that is a rapist want to prove that he has power over a female.. Weather she just rejected him or he feels pushed around by other females in his life or whatever other reasons that men feel powerless.. If a female was raped everytime she was wearing a short skirt no one would ever where short skirts …. NO ONE DESERVES TO BE RAPED.. No matter what they r wearing and frankly i am disgusted by you post and the post of other people on here that are simmilar to ur own.. RAPE IS CAUSED BY RAPIST NOT THERE VICTIMS

    • Tiki

      May 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      If a woman deserves to be raped because she stole, I hope you deserve to be robbed because you bought a nice car and had the effrontery to drive it around.



  6. Non professional opinion

    April 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Thinly veiled misogyny from Iyke. Quelle surprise!

    • iyke

      April 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Honestly am not bitter. Beneath my rhetoric are some legitimate issues that I thought would engage this forum which ladies shouldn’t be wary of practically addressing instead of just talking.Think about it,this is a female biased online social media, a very powerful platform …. if the ladies that comment here can use this platform to actually come up with a creative and novel campaign, ad, seminar, symposia et al against RAPE and Domestic Violence, don’t you think your voices will make a huge change?My 2 kobo.

    • ezmakkkky

      April 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Sharp guy.

    • Mrs Nwosu

      April 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      @iyke me think the men shud give this rape issue a voice more than the women. Or is it not their wives, daughter, sisters nieces etc that are ben raped? Or are the men that rape not potential fathers, someone’s brother, nephew, husband etc. Or is it because they are involved and i thought the universe run in the circles of the men protecting the women? Or we do not have such men anymore?

  7. DFD

    April 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    It annoys me to see some funny moves or stunts in form of protest. Now what does it mean. To show urself have naked and say you are protesting against rape. It a simple thing, MEN ARE MOVED BY SIGHT both d good, d bad and d ugly. Dress decently not 2b a victim, dress to be comfortable, dress 2b admired and dress decently 2also please God. Peace.

  8. Charis

    April 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Okay one thing I want to address is the idea pple endorse that they can do watever they please or wear whatever makes them happy because its their body. 1st of all, man is a social being and no one lives in isolation so whatever you do, ipso facto affects others. You cannot scream ‘be damned’ @ an act like rape (which is obviously disgusting), and scream ‘let live’ when it comes to indecent dressing; its absurd. Even tho there is no proof 2 show a direct cause and effect btwn rape and pple (females) who dress indecently, does it mean indecent dressing shouldn’t be frowned @?… Should we really dress which ever way we please? Shouldn’t there be any type of limitation? If we are allowed to do what we please don’t you think d whole of humanity will be a time bomb waiting to implode? Let’s re-evaluate things. If we call a spade (rape) a spade ( a hurtful disgusting act), let us also call a hoe (indecent dressing) a hoe (a moral wrong)

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