10 perfect 'rape-prevention' tips every man needs to read.

First things first: don’t rape people.

American comedian Sarah Silverman has posted a genius list of tips to prevent rape.

She posted the list to Twitter along with the caption: “These are great – send to all men in ur life.”

The ‘Ten Rape Prevention Tips’ list reads:

1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is not to rape her.

6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

8. Use the buddy system! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When you are asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign you do not plan to rape her.

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Silverman, 44, is renowned for tackling taboo topics in her comedy, and has previously been both acclaimed and dismissed for her “rape jokes”.

Sarah Silverman is infamous for her taboo jokes.

In her Emmy award-winning comedy special, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, she uses her comedy to highlight the lack of women reporting rape:

“We need more rape jokes. We really do. I love that some people applauded that,” she said.

“Needless to say, rape, the most heinous crime imaginable. Seems it’s a comic’s dream, though. Because it seems that when you do rape jokes, the material is so dangerous and edgy.

“But the truth is it’s like the safest area to talk about in comedy. Cause who’s going to complain about a rape joke? Rape victims? They don’t even report rape. I mean, they’re traditionally not complainers.”

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Silverman won an Emmy for her TV show – in which she jokes about rape.

In her 2010 autobiography, Bedwetter, she explains:

“At some point, I figured that it would be more effective and far funnier to embrace the ugliest, most terrifying things in the world – the Holocaust, racism, rape, et cetera.”

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