Henriette Reker, the mayor of Cologne, Germany, is taking heat over her recent statement that women need to adopt a “code of conduct” to avoid getting raped in the wake of reports that dozens of women were sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve allegedly by men of “Arab or North African” descent.

In other words, blame the victim:

And one of her suggestions —  “maintaining an arm’s length distance from strangers” — has inspired the hashtag #einearmlaenge (one arm length) where Germans vented their outrage at the victim blaming:

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