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survivorista Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:05 PM
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Pa. liquor board pulls ad on heavy drinking, rape
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Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 07:06 PM by survivorista
Source: AP

PITTSBURGH (AP) An ad meant to warn young adults about the links between heavy drinking and rape has been pulled by Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Board.

Critics said it was another example of suggesting victims are to blame for rape.

The ad featured an image of a woman's legs on a bathroom floor with her underwear pulled down to her ankles, and the words: "She didn't want to do it, but she couldn't say no."

Stacey Witalec, a spokeswoman for the Liquor Control Board, said the online ad was part of a broader campaign that began a few months ago on the website She said there was both criticism and support for the ad, but the board decided to pull it Wednesday evening.

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The problem I have is that IF you read the small print, you get the overall point, but if you're just reading the large print, it suggests that "oh, she just couldn't help herself and gave in to her desire to be 'taken'."
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  -Pa. liquor board pulls ad on heavy drinking, rape survivorista  Dec-08-11 07:05 PM   #0 
  - I'm so glad. That was a poor poster. It was total victim-blaming, and made rape look sexy as hell.  Brickbat   Dec-08-11 07:08 PM   #1 
  - I disagree with the fundamental premise  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-08-11 07:09 PM   #2 
  - I hope these guys never took drivers ed in California  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-09-11 12:01 AM   #17 
  - Good  Ohio Joe   Dec-08-11 07:11 PM   #3 
  - So indefensible they had to be SHAMED into pulling it!  alp227   Dec-08-11 07:24 PM   #4 
  - I dunno, I don't really agree that it's blaming the victim.  Xithras   Dec-08-11 07:25 PM   #5 
  - Don't look now,  Remember Me   Dec-08-11 09:03 PM   #11 
     - Because you have to deal with TODAYS threats while working for a better TOMORROW  Xithras   Dec-08-11 11:05 PM   #14 
  - I havent seen the ad  Charlemagne   Dec-08-11 07:43 PM   #6 
  - it's to the right of the article at the link  wordpix   Dec-08-11 08:14 PM   #8 
     - ah ok  Charlemagne   Dec-08-11 08:18 PM   #10 
     - Now, THIS is why many feminists and others call this a rape culture  Remember Me   Dec-08-11 09:09 PM   #12 
     - agree about the way too sexy---should have shown the binge drinking reality  wordpix   Dec-08-11 09:12 PM   #13 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-08-11 11:18 PM   #15 
  - the facts are that in most rapes, the perps are people the victims know & alcohol/drugs play a role  wordpix   Dec-08-11 08:12 PM   #7 
  - GOOD!  Odin2005   Dec-08-11 08:14 PM   #9 
  - graphically discouraging binge drinking is not "blaming the victim"  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-08-11 11:44 PM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-09-11 01:09 AM   #18 
  - Completely distasteful. Horrible strategy for getting their point across.  truthisfreedom   Dec-09-11 01:17 AM   #19 
  - Locked  struggle4progress   Dec-09-11 02:35 PM   #20 

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