Rapists, not Tinder, the threat to women

Blame for rape and sexual assault should only ever be laid at the door of the perpetrator, not dating services or the actions of women themselves, Labour’s Associate Police spokesperson Kelvin Davis says.

“Tinder is not the problem and women being told to keep themselves safe is not the solution.

“We have got to stop blaming victims or today's technology or any reasons other than the sick minds of perpetrators.

“It is time we pointed the finger fairly and squarely at the problem which is the unhealthy attitude of too many men who think it is okay to violate women.

“The simple mantra is ‘her body, her rules’.

“That is the message all men should be spreading amongst themselves in the home, at the pub, in the sports club and on the marae,” says Kelvin Davis.

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