The List of Rules for Women

It seems like every time a woman finds herself in a threatening or unsafe situation, people are quick to explain all the steps she should have taken to avoid getting there. It’s like there’s an extensive and ever-changing list of rules that women must follow in order to deserve safety and respect.

Check out this tongue-in-cheek video about this ridiculous notion.

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Jay Smooth hosts New York’s longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI’s Underground Railroad, and founded one of the first hip-hop websites, In 2007 he started the first Hip-Hop videoblog at, which has since blossomed into an important, award-winning website. He been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, was named a “Breakout Star” by New TeeVee, and his podcast was cited as one of the “Best of 2008” by iTunes. Follow him on Twitter @jsmooth995.