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I knew from the moment I watched the Gemini queen that is Carey Mulligan lift her “too drunk” head up to pointedly ask Adam Brody, “What are you doing?” in the trailer for Promising Young Woman that this was going to be a film that I, for lack of a better term, heavily fucked with.
Every victim of assault or rape has acted in ways that do not align with the image of the “perfect victim.” Yet this is often irrelevant when it comes to rape – a crime in which the focus of interrogation should be the perpetrator, but is usually the victim.
Modesty shouldn’t be a prerequisite for respect and it shouldn’t be the sole indicator of self-respect. The level of modesty a female victim is perceived to have in her clothing choices is irrelevant – she is not to blame for the actions of her perpetrators.