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Let’s rewrite this one real quick

November 30, 2009
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From the BBC, “Police warn women of Christmas drinking rape danger”.

Now, really, this initiative isn’t as useless as that headline would make it seem. (Though there is plenty “Don’t let men rape you!” tossed in for good measure.) In fact, police in England and Wales are including messages to men in their campaign as well, “of the need to seek consent for sex.” One such message: “Rape: Short world. Long sentence.”

So, okay, maybe I would prefer something a little more, “Respect women enough to seek consent independent of serving your own self interest,” but I appreciate that even some message like this for men is included.

In light of that, why don’t we retitle this article:
– “Police remind men that rape is illegal”
– “Police warn men not to force sex on women who are incapacitated and unable to consent”
– “Police give advice on how to avoid committing rape”

Now there’s a thought.

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