Well no, it's a straw man.
Should women wear long skirts to minimise their risk of getting raped?
No, because in this case there is a clear attacker and victim. Women have a fundamental right not to be raped, ever. It really is that simple.
Should folk be forced to wear hi viz to walk along a road in the dark?
Yes. Well, I don't know about forced, but I think they should definitely be encouraged. There's no 'attack' here, no-one has a right not to be in an accident, it's unintentional by definition.
Therefore, it's sensible for all road users to take simple precautions to reduce risk and improve safety for themselves and for those around them. Being visible, driving defensively, putting lights on your bike.
Should you be forced to wear a cycle helmet? No, but a vocal Edinburghian aside I think most would agree it's a good idea.