Ad meant to warn gets pulled
The ad reads in bold letters “02:19am She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say no.” It’s suppose to be a stark reminder of how alcohol abuse can lead to impaired judgement and vulnerabilities to dangerous situations. I for one get it and understand what they were trying to do but can see why people would interpret it the wrong way. It gives a sense of bottom line summation that all rape victims are to be blamed and that is absolutely wrong but the context of this ad is not bold enough to represent otherwise. The worst fear of any women, young and old, is being raped and feeling helpless. I hope one day that us civil people will be able to respect and honor one another but I know that it is a pipe dream.
Preys will feed and are looking for helpless and impaired people. The best advice that parents and friends should give would be to control our drinking – keep our friend accountable. Maybe by not putting ourselves in these situations, we can at least avoid being caught in this trap.