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After staying late to play basketball, Sarah Silverman has to walk to her car alone. It seems like a joke, but it's not.


Like most women, Sarah Silverman is forced to think about rape a lot. (via @SarahKSilverman)

In March, Sarah Silverman tweeted this list for rape prevention tips and caused something of an uproar. A lot of people reading them didn't seem to understand that they're satirical, mimicking the advice women receive for how they can "prevent rape," as though they're the ones responsible for their own assaults. Now the same "helpful" advice is directed at people considering rape, with some advice on how to prevent it. The list reads:

Don't put drugs in women's drinks.

When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don't rape her.

When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

Never creep into a woman's home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

Don't forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don't pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don't communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.
Sources: Sarah Silverman