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