The problem with this? Rape isn’t a property crime.
And if you can find the sentence where that’s asserted, you might have a point.
It’s a crime on a person’s body, and it’s a violent crime. You can’t lock your body away like you would your keys.
I am much more likely to be assaulted in high-crime areas. I hide myself away from those areas. And we can have a conversation about class and poverty and an inability to escape such crime hot-spots, but that’s a second order of business.
Your body comes with you everywhere, and you can’t hide it. That’s right, even clothes won’t hide your body, because everyone knows there is still a body underneath! So, this metaphor is bullshit,
Your insistence on treating metaphor as a literal parallel is bullshit. The whole point of metaphor is that it’s not literally applicable. Given your comment, we can’t use metaphor when talking about crime.
and anyone who is “serious about preventing rape” won’t perpetuate the victim-blaming mentality that it perpetuates.
While you may be serious about preventing rape, you’re unserious about discussing rape. I’d argue they’re correlated.