GHANAIAN ACTRESS, producer and television (TV) show host Joselyn Dumas has come out swinging against the tendency to blame women’s dressing as the cause of rape and sexual harassment.
Dumas strongly condemned that line of thinking, labelling it as ‘crap’ and saying women should have the ability to dress without fear of rape or harassment.
The actress espoused these views on the latest episode of her talk show program, ‘Keeping it Real with Joselyn Dumas’, which aired over the weekend on GHone TV.
Commenting on the issue, Dumas pushed back against the widespread perception that the way a woman dresses has something to do with a man deciding to pursue her sexually.
“I read somewhere that women attract some of these men and these rape issues because of the way they dress…I think that’s crap,” Dumas forcefully said.
“If men are moved by what they see so I can’t wear certain clothes?” the actress queried.
She said blaming the victim who suffered a crime is wrong and should not be encouraged and the actress made no bones about that fact.