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10 Tips to Prevent Rape

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coldwed Wed 19-Oct-11 09:43:28

Should this leaflet be handed out to the public?

Hassled Wed 19-Oct-11 09:45:15

Absolutely grin

witchwithallthetrimmings Wed 19-Oct-11 09:46:33

wine - means like

Hatwoman Wed 19-Oct-11 09:46:55

very good

blackoutthesun Wed 19-Oct-11 09:49:27

great stuff!

whatsallthehullaballoo Wed 19-Oct-11 09:50:33

Slightly disturbing that people have to be 'reminded' that they should not rape.
I think it trivialises rape - making sound like a 'slip-up' not a heinous crime...

rhondajean Wed 19-Oct-11 09:51:06

Isnt it just a bit patronising to the 99.9 percent of men who arent sexual predators though?

I get what its trying to do, and laud the sentiment, but something doesnt sit right with me sorry.

MumblingAndBloodyRagDoll Wed 19-Oct-11 09:53:00

rhonda no more so than the multitude of leaflets out there advising the 100% of women who don't invite rape, on how to avoid it.

Whatmeworry Wed 19-Oct-11 09:53:48

Ah yes, all men are rapists aren't they?

ElaineReese Wed 19-Oct-11 09:54:51


I used to get really cross at those posters on the backs of toilet doors in the ladies at SLug and Lettuce type places, telling you not to get so wankered that you end up in a gutter laying yourself open to rape. I bet there weren't any posters in the men's, telling you not to get so wankered that you rape someone.

Love it.

MarthasHarbour Wed 19-Oct-11 09:55:17

dear god

witchwithallthetrimmings Wed 19-Oct-11 09:58:17

is it is just making the obvious point that it should not be about women protecting themselves from rape but getting rapists not to rape.

MumblingAndBloodyRagDoll Wed 19-Oct-11 10:00:30

whatme no....but neither should women be forced indoors at certain times of the day just because SOME men are.

ElaineReese Wed 19-Oct-11 10:01:43

I don't think it's meant to be an actual leaflet that gets handed out, more a thought-provoking satire.

rhondajean Wed 19-Oct-11 10:03:06

Get you mumbling but I find them offensive too. Theres something wrong with that leaflet, cant put my finger on it right now, I think I might be taking a migraine, but it will come to me later.

MumblingAndBloodyRagDoll Wed 19-Oct-11 10:06:03

Is it just that it's an agressive way of pointing out a bitter fact Rhonda?

MumblingAndBloodyRagDoll Wed 19-Oct-11 10:06:42

Think most people get that Elaine

rockboobs Wed 19-Oct-11 10:06:58

Great! - I was pre-emptorily tutting (if thats even a word) thinking it was going to be another, "Don't wear short skirts or go out at night" style warning aimed at
women to be 'more careful' but this is fantastic, it should be printed on every bottle and can of lager.

PosiesOfPoison Wed 19-Oct-11 10:07:04

It's ironic, a protest to the police advice to stay indoors.

Jesus Christ people, get a grip.

BeyondLimitsOfTheLivingDead Wed 19-Oct-11 10:07:19

Love it.

My DH informs me that there genuinely are posters in mens loos in pubs reminding them not to rape.... hmm

springydaffs Wed 19-Oct-11 10:07:38


ElaineReese Wed 19-Oct-11 10:07:40

mumbling - not if you read the comments below the leaflet on the link, they don't!

OutrageousFlavourLikeFreesias Wed 19-Oct-11 10:08:33

The only thing I don't like about this is the use of exclamation marks, which I think makes it sound too much like a joke. Other than that I think it's brilliant.

cakeoclock Wed 19-Oct-11 10:09:05

I love it. It's not seriously aimed at ALL men, it is poking fun at all the advice for women on how to avoid getting raped in a thought provoking way. The point it is making is, it shouldn't be up to the woman to 'avoid' rape, the rapist is the one who shouldn't do it.

rhondajean Wed 19-Oct-11 10:10:07

I dont think its agressive, I think its jokey, mibbe thats what I dont like - will report back when I figure it out coherently!

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