Uproar Greets Sarah Silverman's Rape Prevention Tips That are aimed at rapists, not victims By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 24, 2015 9:48 AM CDT Updated Mar 24, 2015 10:55 AM CDT 150 comments Comments Comedian Sarah Silverman attends the 2015 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 13, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP) (Newser) – On Saturday, Sarah Silverman retweeted a list of rape prevention tips aimed not at potential rape victims but at potential rapists—and there's been quite a bit of backlash, the Telegraph reports. The 10 tips include: "When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone." "When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her." "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." They were first posted on a blog from the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2011, but they didn't go viral until Silverman reposted them along with the comment, "These are great- send to all the men in ur life." Reaction has ranged from anger: Sample: "it's extremely offensive. It implies that it's common for men to think about ways to rape girls, when that's nonsense" To semi-support: Sample: "this is cool, but what about male rape victims?" To full-fledged support: Sample: "Happy that this has become a thing. Instead of teaching defence, teach how NOT to sexually assault!" To those defending Silverman against the haters: Sample: "I'm so ashamed of men who think this is saying 'all men' the point is women shouldn't be in charge of stopping rape"