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"That Guy" campaign by Police Scotland

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yetanotherusernameAgain · 15/10/2021 13:38

Is there already a thread about this?

Came across it via a BBC News article:

"New campaign urges men to take responsibility for sexual violence"

"THAT GUY is a new campaign from Police Scotland that aims to reduce rape, serious sexual assault and harassment by having frank conversations with men about male sexual entitlement."

OP posts:

Mayorquimby2 · 15/10/2021 16:47

To be fair to the police (and I have no great desire to go to bat for any police force I've come across in their handing of sexual assaults and rape) they have no control over sentencing.

In that case at least they investigated and gathered enough evidence to help secure a conviction.


Mayorquimby2 · 15/10/2021 16:49

Although I would be interested to see how many times the offender was brought to their attention over that 8 year period and whether he could have been stopped much earlier in his campaign of sexual violence


JellySaurus · 16/10/2021 12:36

Police Scotland definitely need to get to work on reducing male violence, rape, serious sexual assault, harassment and male sexual entitlement, in preparation for the consequences of the laws that the Scottish government intend to pass, giving males free-for-all access to every place where women may normally expect to find only other women.


drinkingcherrywine · 17/10/2021 00:42

Police Scotland may have more time to do that if they stopped wasting it trying to criminalise women for wrongspeak...


NiceGerbil · 17/10/2021 00:54

I do think that it's only when men in general start being more vocal etc esp to other men they are friends with etc that things might change.

Are there any studies etc into how effective this sort of thing is?

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