No. Berating, humiliating, condescending rape prevention advice does not help. Applicable, respectful and pertinent rape prevention advice does help - as does training in self defense. Even Tiassa now agrees that some forms of advice can help prevent rape. Here's a great program at UNH as an example: ===== Bringing in the Bystander Establishing a Community of Responsibility: Bystander Intervention and Sexual Violence© This prevention program emphasizes a bystander intervention approach and assumes that everyone has a role to play in ending violence against women. In addition to the prevention goal, the program has a research component which seeks to measure the effectiveness of the prevention program with different constituencies. Participation in this program and research project represents a unique opportunity for members of the UNH community to take on a leadership role in educating themselves on how to stop violence against women on the UNH campus. ===== See? No "it's your fault you were raped." This trains women (and men) to help _other_ people who are either being raped or at risk of being raped.