Hungary police warn women of dangers of flirting

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Posted: Nov 25, 2014 11:55 AM

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, police in Hungary have warned young women about the risks of flirting.

The Vas County police department issued a statement Tuesday about rape prevention, cautioning that "flirting by young women can often elicit violence."

The statement was sharply criticized by women's rights advocates. It came a few days after police from another Hungarian county released a video whose message of "You can do something about it, you can do something against it" seemed to suggest women were at least partly responsible for sexual attacks against them.

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Reka Safrany, of the Hungarian Women's Lobby, said they were confounded over the "unprofessional" releases which "very much blame the victims."