Olympic-Sized Warning

Honey, be careful during the olympics, there’s going to be so many extra people and probably lots more rapists. And you’re a perfect target for a rapist because you’re cute and small. You’re really easy to carry off because you’re practically pocket sized. So just look ugly when you go out. Wear your hair in a pony tail or something.

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    • 1.  Wow.

      this is just not okay.

      February 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    • 2.  sybann

      You are so right Wow – cute has nothing to do with sexual assault. Clueless Mommie.

      February 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    • 3.  L

      I wish you hadn’t posted this. Your mom is going to get a lot of grief for being so misinformed. It’s quite an affront to people who have been sexually assaulted.

      February 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    • 4.  Wingin' It

      Wow… people come here looking to be amused and yet they are so quick to be critical and focus on the negative. This mom is a worrier. She dreams up stuff to worry about. I know moms just like her. They are funny. …and they get their barbs in when they can. I bet she’s told the daughter a hundred times that the pony tail is not her best look. LOL

      February 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    • 5.  Trixie

      Okay, I’m going to come to the defense of the poster here because I’ve been in a similar situation. I grew up in a big city but the majority of my family is from a very, very small town. When I went off to University to an even larger city, my Grandmother bought me a personal alarm system for when I would have to go out walking at night alone in the big city. My father didn’t have the heart to tell her that I had been walking the big bad streets alone at night for years and that I could take care of myself quite alright. I have no idea what happened to that personal alarm system, but it made my Grandmother feel better that she thought I had it. I’m sorry to anyone who has been sexually assaulted, I personally know people who have been and its not something to joke about, but in this mom’s case, it may be just a touch of small towness.

      February 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    • 6.  Sara

      I’m not going to comment on the appropriateness of this post because, well, as stated this mom is a worrier and it’s what mom’s do. That said, however, she should tell her mom that some studies show rapists are more likely to target women with ponytails because it gives them something to hold on to.

      Obviously we should all wear our hair however we want but, just an FYI.

      February 12, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    • 7.  Newlawgirl

      Okay, I know that sexual assault is not funny and I also know that it’s not about attractiveness. That being said, we all know what the mother meant here. She did not intend to minimize sexual assault, she’s a protective mom. In that context, this message is really pretty funny. She wants her daughter to make herself ugly by putting her hair in a ponytail. Let’s all get a sense of humor here.

      February 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    • 8.  Fea

      Please, if it’s affront to anyone at all, it’s an affront to people who HAVEN’T been assaulted because it’s basically saying that they AarEN’T cute. ;)

      February 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    • 9.  Lorelei

      i am prefacing this post with the fact that i thought the mom’s implication that her daughter is ugly in a ponytail is funny :-P

      but because i too am a worrier and i’m like, activist on the side over here, i just don’t want anyone to read these comments and think that the ‘ponytail makes it more likely to get assaulted’ thing is true. there was no study of this kind and this claim has been thoroughly debunked! http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/rape.asp so no-one start any strange rituals! lol

      February 14, 2010 at 4:02 am

    • 10.  Jeannie

      Yeah, I have no idea what Newlawgirl was thinking. I highly doubt rapists look around for girls who wear their hair in a ponytail. “Hmm, that girl has her hair down…won’t rape her. Oh, but this girl has her hair in a ponytail! Time for action!” Please.

      That being said, most sexual assaults happen from someone you know. Although it’s never bad to keep your eye out as stranger rape does happen!

      I think the mother was just trying to put a humorous light on this subject. I don’t think she actually believes that if you’re “ugly” people won’t rape you. I was sexually abused as a child and while I did cringe while reading this, I don’t think the mother deserves all the hate mail.

      February 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    • 11.  Jeannie

      Oops! I meant Sara who said the ponytail thing. Not NewLawGirl. Sorry. ^^;

      February 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    • 12.  Christine

      As a proud Vancouverite, I’m just a little incensed that this mom thinks there are more rapists here because of the Olympics! Not to say it doesn’t happen, but Vancouver is a pretty safe city anyway, so mom should educate herself about the rate of “stranger on stranger” assault before she goes dissing a beautiful SAFE place like my hometown!

      February 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    • 13.  Jill D

      the ponytail thing is true, i don’t know if a rapist would necessarily sit around selecting victims based on their hairstyles but at the very least a hairstyle that is easy for an attacker to grab on to could make it harder for a woman to defend herself and escape.

      but i don’t see why everyone is being so cranky about this post. what does it matter if she doesn’t have all her sexual assault facts straight? nobody bitches about all the moms who are misinformed about computers and mobile phones and the internet.

      February 16, 2010 at 6:55 am

    • 14.  sam

      i think this post is funny. what a cute mom!

      i don’t think she’s trivializing sexual assault, just trying to warn her daughter to be careful while not getting preachy about it. and christine, she’s not bashing vancouver itself. good grief.

      February 16, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    • 15.  Sophie

      The thing that shocked me was the fact that this woman told her own daughter that a simple change of hairstyle would make her ‘ugly’! That’s harsh.

      February 17, 2010 at 3:28 am

    • 16.  Juno

      Yeah, I’ve never understood why anyone ever believed the ponytail theory. Even if a rapist is thinking “I must be able to grab her by the hair,” you’d have to have VERY short hair to make it un-grab-able. And if you have long hair, why would loose hair be any harder to grab than a ponytail? Makes no sense.

      February 17, 2010 at 10:40 am

    • 17.  Mary

      Why would you read this website if you’re so easily angered, irritated and offended?

      I agree with Sam.

      February 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    • 18.  Steph*

      I think it’s funny too. The easily-annoyed should go elsewhere. LOL @ this Momma :)

      March 23, 2010 at 11:14 am

    • 19.  Mrs. Sixx

      Come on people. Get over yourself. This is a worrying mother who probably gives her daughter this kind of advice all of the time. That anyone would be offended by it is just silly. God, we live in such a silly PC world.

      August 7, 2010 at 12:45 am

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