For reasons that baffle millions (us included), some people still erroneously believe that rape is somehow the fault of the victim. Bree Wiseman has experienced this sort of victim blaming in the past and knows firsthand how damaging it can be. So she grabbed her camera and her adorable pit bull to prove a point. The pair are now making internet waves with a simple post tackling that victim-blaming narrative.
Bree says no, it's no.
The message is simple, according to Bree. She told media outlets that if her four-year-old pit bull can look at that steak, wanting it to the point of drooling, and have the control and the respect to not act upon that want because he was told no, then so should every adult.
"I want girls to know that their clothing is not to blame for rape." - Bree
At this point, her simple post has almost 300,000 shares and several thousand comments. While most of the people commenting seem to get Bree's point that no means no and if a dog can grasp that then a human should be able to as well - there have been some people who seemed to miss it.
Dogs can be trained, but men who want to rape people can't resist that urge?
Hungry untrained dogs = men?
And then there's this bleep-worthy gem of "wisdom."
Bree's not too worried about them. She addressed the point in an interview, saying:
There are so many angry comments and they all say something along the lines of 'Your dog was trained for years not to do that. You can't compare people's impulses to animals.' and all I hear from that is 'Your dog understands no better than my boyfriend because he was trained, but my boyfriend is too stupid and lacks the respect to behave appropriately.