Mayor’s niece advises women to “not dress like a whore” – UPDATED

That’s right, the Mayor’s niece, who’s also a Toronto councillor’s daughter, decided to take to Twitter to share her views on how women can avoid being raped:

“Stay alert, walk tall, carry mace, take self-defence classes & don’t dress like a whore,” Krista Ford, niece of Mayor Rob Ford, wrote on Twitter just after 6 p.m., adding “#DontBeAVictim” and “#StreetSmart.”

There are approximately a half million women and girls sexually assaulted each year in Canada. Every minute of every day a woman or girl is sexually assaulted. Every minute. To suggest that rape is caused by a woman’s wardrobe choice is beyond ignorant.

Krista has since deleted the tweet but, as she is undoubtedly aware by now, the internet is forever. Perhaps Ms. Ford should stick with lingerie football. And if she has the decency to apologize, I’ll update my post.

So, here’s her non-apology apology. Emphasis mine. Jesus. How about just saying that you’re sorry?

“I didn’t mean to cause such an alarm and I apologize if I did,” Krista Ford wrote in a statement sent to QMI Agency just before 1 p.m. “I just want women to be safe.



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