Pastor: Women in Yoga Pants Are ‘Partially Responsible’ For Rape
Dean Saxton is an Arizona “pastor” who calls himself Brother Dean Samuel and goes around preaching that women “deserve” rape.
In an interview with Vice, Saxton explained why he protested outside of a documentary about former Miss World pageant winner and rape survivor Linor Abargil.
Saxton said: “She is a beauty pageant contestant and there’s a lot of provocative, you know, seductive pictures of her that she has put out herself. I believe that if she was at home, and if she had kept to her Orthodox Jewishness, that rape would really probably would not have happened.”
In his protest, Saxton held a “You Deserve Rape” sign and shouted “give up your immodest clothing” and “yoga pants are sin” at women who passed by.
Saxton told Vice: “One street preacher said, you know, if you dress like it, you act like it, different things like that, you’re asking for it. Therefore, you deserve rape. And his last three words I felt like were nice, and I decided to put them on a sign, and go to the event.”
He continued, saying “I believe there are certain qualities that may be worthy of rape. If a woman dresses proactively, gets blackout drunk, and is wearing really revealing clothing, then I would say that she is partially responsible for the rape.”
As one can imagine, Saxton hasn’t won over many friends. He says: “If you decide to do what the Bible says, you will be alone most of the time. Being passionate about anything, there will come a cost. The cost that I had to pay, and that anyone else who wants to do this will have to pay is that you won’t have many friends at all.”