Bedfordshire Police (@bedspolice) blame victims of rape for not making the #rightchoice
We can't quite work out if this poster is the quintessential example of misogyny we've seen this year, seriously stupid or both.
There are two ways to read this poster:
- The man at the back is the rapist who has all the sad feelz before being held accountable for being a rapist.
- The man at the back has all the sad feelz because his property (wife/daughter/girlfriend) has been raped.
It's obvious the woman is upset not because she's been raped but because it is her fault for being raped. This is why they've used the tag #rightchoice. If only the victim had been a better, smarter, more careful .... then the perpetrator would not have been forced to rape her. Her failure to make the #rightchoice makes the perpetrator's choices invisible.
We honestly can't begin to imagine what the creative team behind this campaign were thinking or why it was approved. It needs to come down and Bedfordshire Police need to make a formal apology. There is no excuse for this type of campaign. Police 'safety' campaigns put women at risk and make it more difficult for women to report.
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Although maybe they’re saying the man got raped as well? Not very clear, either way…
I continue to wait and wait and wait and wait for mens’ Male Supremacist UK Police Forces to create a poster campaign telling men that if they are burgled; have their cars stolen; are physically assaulted by any male or if they are mugged/assaulted after consuming alcohol, then it is the male victims’ fault for not ensuring their personal safety and security 24/7!!
Imagine the mass male hysteria if men were told they are the ones responsible for causing other males to commit crimes against their person/property. Also imagine men’s response if they were told not to consume alcohol or visit pubs, bars and night clubs because engaging in such activities provokes male perpetrators to commit crimes against their person/property!
Male freedom of movement; male (pseudo) sex right to sexually prey on women and girls are sacrosanct which is why mens’ Male Supremacist UK Police forces continue their women-hating propaganda campaign because holding males to account continues to be taboo!
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