Rape is a heinous crime, and there is no such thing as a victim of it “bringing it on themselves.” Generally, the types of people who say things of that nature are the types who believe the doing such simple acts as dressing a certain way are all that it takes to essentially surrender your right to give yourself sexually to whom you choose, and to refuse whomever you choose. Individuals who think that way will probably never see reason, beyond a misguided obsession with making sure that everyone takes excessive levels of responsibility for themselves. However, in spite of all of this idiocy, you can take some steps to protect yourself against being raped. While nothing is completely fool proof, the following steps will help you a lot.
The first step is to mentally train yourself to snap into a fight or flight reaction at a moment’s notice. Generally, rape has a preamble to it. Someone gets you alone, and you think that he might be fun, but then he stops being gentle about getting what he wants. A victim tries to scream for help. You might find that clawing at his eyes, grabbing and sharply yanking his groin and punching his neck will more effectively halt his aggressive actions. There can be no moment of “morality” in a situation like this. You may have a split second after identifying a threat before it becomes too late to strike back, and you have got to seize that moment.
Another thing that you can do in order to protect yourself is to never go places alone unless you are certain in your ability to defend yourself. One of the big differences between how a man gets attacked versus how a woman gets attacked are that men are typically punched, and women are typically grabbed. Any wannabe rapist with half a brain knows that it is far harder to grab two women than to grab one.