Richard Graham: UK lawmaker's rape remarks draw condemnation
Anti-rape activists said Graham's comments smacked of blaming rape victims for having been assaulted.
A British lawmaker's suggestion that young women who wear high heels and short skirts put themselves at greater risk of rape has drawn widespread condemnation.
"If you are blind drunk and wearing those clothes how able are you to get away?" Conservative Party lawmakerÂ RichardÂ Graham, of Gloucester, was quoted as saying by his local newspaper, The Citizen.
Anti-rape activists saidÂ Graham'sÂ comments smacked of blaming rape victims for having been assaulted.
ButÂ GrahamÂ said in a blog post Saturday that his interview "in no way intimates ANY excuse for predatory behavior."
In further comments to The Citizen,Â GrahamÂ said, "Risk management is a million miles from saying anything like 'she was asking for it.'"
GrahamÂ could not be reached for comment Sunday.