Washington, March 30 ANI | 2 years ago

Brazilian women went topless on social media and blogs to start a crusade called "I don't deserve to be raped", which countered a study that found that 65.1 percent of locals believed that women who dressed provocatively deserved to be attacked and raped.

Brazilian journalist Nana Queiroz created a Facebook event and hashtag to confront the outrage and women were encouraged to share photos of themselves topless while covering their breasts with a sign #IDon'tDeserveToBeRaped, the Huffington Post reported.

Queiroz said that this crusade demonstrated that only women can claim ownership over their bodies and themselves and no one else.

The study, which was conducted by Brazil's Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), showed that 58.5 percent complacency with the belief that if women knew how to behave, there would be less rape, while 66.5 percent of the surveyed were in fact, women.

(Posted on 30-03-2014)

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