Fifty years ago? 1850? Nope. Right here and now in the 21st century.
From The Huffington Post:
STAMFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut hotel where a woman was raped at gunpoint in front of her children says the victim was careless and negligent.
The papers filed last month in Superior Court by the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa say the victim "failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and proper use of her senses and facilities."
Prosecutors say Gary Fricker assaulted the woman in her minivan in the hotel's parking garage in front of her two children, then ages 3 and 5. Fricker is now serving 20 years in prison.
The hotel's lawyers were responding to a lawsuit claiming the hotel failed to prevent the 2006 attack.
So, ladies, we think attitudes toward rape have changed? Boy, are we delusional. All this time we've been thinking that we're the victims, not the perpetrators. I guess it's time to bring out the ole chastity belts.