Date Rape Ads Aimed At Creating Awareness Among Men About Un Consented Sex Being Criminal

by
Sameera Ehteram
Rape, unfortunately is becoming way too common. It is very easy to blame the woman. They are told to not dress too enticingly and take every precaution they can from getting trained in martial arts to carrying pepper sprays. However, there are two things here. No matter how careful a woman is there will always be a man who will be looking for a chance to take advantage of her. There is also the fact that it’s not just women who get raped. A large number of men also face the trauma though it is not that publically addressed.

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Rape, unfortunately is becoming way too common. It is very easy to blame the woman. They are told to not dress too enticingly and take every precaution they can from getting trained in martial arts to carrying pepper sprays. However, there are two things here. No matter how careful a woman is there will always be a man who will be looking for a chance to take advantage of her. There is also the fact that it’s not just women who get raped. A large number of men also face the trauma though it is not that publically addressed.

rape

Image From: edmontonpolice.ca

rape

Image From: edmontonpolice.ca

There has much been done to create awareness and telling people how to be safe. This new campaign however, has gone a step ahead. The “Don’t be that guy” campaign launched by Edmonton police department is intended to raise awareness among men that having sex with intoxicated women who cannot consent to the sex equals to rape. 

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Image From: edmontonpolice.ca

sex

Image From: edmontonpolice.ca

There is no denying that a lot of women get raped when they are intoxicated and not in a position to control what is happening to them. These cases later usually get swept away under the tags of dates and the-day-after remorse.

 The “Don’t be that guy” campaign makes it clear that sexual intercourse committed without mutual consent is a rape. And rape is a crime.

The Edmonton Police Service along with the Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton (SAVE) is re-launching the “Don’t be that Guy” campaign that was originally unveiled in November 2010.

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Image From: edmontonpolice.ca

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Image From: edmontonpolice.ca

The new ads will be posted in men’s washrooms in local bars and clubs, LRT stations, campus and entertainment newspapers.

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