Survey: 65 percent of Brazilians say women deserve rape if dressed improperly

Most of the people surveyed were women.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 1, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Brazilian women fire back at a survey saying women who dress provocatively deserve to be raped, using viral photos with #Idonotdeservetoberaped.

According to the survey, about 65 percent of Brazilians believe that if a woman dresses improperly, she deserves to be attacked and raped. 58 percent believe that if women knew how to behave, there would be less rape in Brazil. More than 66 percent of those surveyed were women.

Brazilian women quickly took their outrage to social media, creating a viral photo campaign of women in various states of undress with #Idonotdeservedtobe raped.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff joined the conversation by tweeting in Portuguese her disgust with the statistics: "The Institute research shows Brazilian society has a lot of advances to do in combating the violence against women. #respect"

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