NOT AN INVITATION: Clothes (or the lack of) are not an excuse to sexually assault
Sexual Assault survivors are often plagued with victim shaming questions like "What were you wearing that could have caused the incident?" "How much did you have to drink?" "Why were you out alone?"
No answers to these questions should make a victim responsible. People often find fault in the victim's actions prior to the assault instead of finding fault in the rapist for raping.
No matter what an individual is wearing or where they are, explicit consent is needed for sex or else it is rape.
This photo project is meant to show that no matter what you are wearing or where you are, explicit consent is needed to have sex or else it is rape. If women walked down the street naked and drunk that doesn't mean they are consenting to have sex with anyone. I put out an open request in a couple of groups on social media to see who would be willing to be photographed for this.
Four of the five women pictured have been sexually assaulted or raped. The only one who hadn't been attacked, I asked personally if she would be a part of this project. The women portrayed below are photographed in various locations doing many of the activities women often victim-shamed for everyday.