March 24, 2006
U.K. Rape Ads Aimed At Men
There is a U.K. anti-rape ad campaign that focuses on men. It even uses the word "consent" and focuses on the idea that if a woman is drunk, she can't give consent. This is great. Below is a link to the news-piece on the campaign. And then, a post at Alas, (a blog) that offers some critique of the announcement.
via BBC News - Sex Consent Campaign Targets Men
via Alas, (a blog) - Anti-Rape Ads Aimed At Men
Posted by Russell at March 24, 2006 07:09 PM
I am concerned at the rate which certain organizations are attempting to devalue one gender over the other, accuse one gender over the other, inflate one over the other; with no regard to what is being done to the development and future of our children, our legacy and our world. How sad!
To quote someone I don't like however the words speak for themselves; "I'm going to make this world a better place, I'm going to start with the man in the mirror"
Regardless of gender, that's where it all starts.
Posted by: Charlie at March 26, 2006 01:51 PM
After the ASA [standards watchdog] refused to act I have initiated a class action against the ASA, the Home Office and the campaign company for blatant gender discrimination.
More to follow
Posted by: steve page at April 4, 2006 05:43 AM
Whats totally beyond belief is that the Home Office Minister Fiona McTaggart admits quite openly and on the record that the reasoning behind the campaign is not one of education or awareness but to "let women know that the HO [Home Office] is on 'their' side".
So in retrospect admitting that the sole reason is pandering to political correctness.
Can you imagine a marketing campaign targeted at men at the expense of women?
It wouldn't happen, period.
The fact that it has been implemented with little or no resistance from men shows just how emasculated British men now are.
To be fair its not in a man's nature to whinge and whine over slights and overt discrimination like this but they are on a massive increase and now need challenging.
Posted by: steve page at April 4, 2006 05:51 AM