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She said: "It is shocking that so many people will lay the blame for being raped at the feet of women themselves and the government must launch a new drive to counteract this sexist 'blame culture'."The research had also exposed the scale of public ignorance over the true extent of rape crimes in the UK and the "dreadfully low" conviction rates, she said."The government has an international duty to prevent this gross human rights violation yet it's clear that the government's policies on tackling rape are failing and failing badly," she said."These findings should act as a wake-up call to the government to urgently tackle the triple problem of the high incidence of rape, low conviction rates and a sexist blame culture."Joanna Perry, policy manager at Victim Support, said: "It is alarming to read that so many people seem to believe that a woman is responsible for inviting a rape or sexual assault, because of what she was wearing, what she drank or how she behaved."Rape is an appalling crime and has a devastating effect on victims, and those close to them.In other words, nobody asks to be raped."'Prejudices' in court system Ruth Hall, from the support group Women Against Rape, criticised "prejudices" in the court system, saying: "They still put the woman on trial, including her sexual history with other men, which is supposed to be banned and blame the woman for what happened to her and hold her accountable."If that is the standard set by the people who are supposed to be prosecuting rapists and protecting us it is not surprising if members of the public say the same thing."She added: "Rather than another Government awareness campaign, the Government's responsibility is to get the criminal justice authorities to prosecute violent men.A third of Britons believe a woman who acts flirtatiously is partially or completely to blame for being raped, according to a new study.More than a quarter also believe a woman is at least partly responsible for being raped if she wears sexy or revealing clothing, or is drunk, the study found.Snowmobile tracks in her driveway, fossilized by the cold, creak and pop under your feet like brittle Styrofoam. Next to Ruth's house is a shack: One room, wood stove, metal roof.And the wind: The constant as it rattles the tundra. Its plywood walls are so leaky that socks and towels are stuffed in the holes.
To find out why, I went to Alaska to talk with victims, politicians -- and the rapists.
If the woman failed to say "no" clearly to the man, 8pc said she was totally responsible and 29pc said she was partially responsible.
If the woman was wearing sexy or revealing clothing, 6pc said she was totally responsible and 20pc said she was partially responsible.
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tand outside Ruth's wooden home here in Alaska and you'll hear only an occasional sound: A plane buzzes overhead, a reminder that the only way in or out of this village at this time of year is by air.