This so-called Public Service Announcement is atrocious, misogynistic and unacceptable. (Trigger Warning)
Right, Don’t Kid Yourself. Parents, don’t kid yourselves into thinking that if your daughter is raped, the government will actually hold her anonymous and faceless rapist accountable. Instead, they’re going to wag their finger at your poor parenting skills that didn’t teach your daughter how to not get herself raped. Oh, and girls, we know that we’ve told you this before . . . but don’t kid yourselves into thinking you have the right to exist as a social being without being blamed in the event that someone assaults you.
And what do you mean boys are more like to commit rape when they have been drinking? Don’t kid yourself; airing that ad would suggest that rapists are ordinary people who are responsible for their own actions! No one wants to hear that their son could potentially rape someone . . . let’s keep talking about slutty drunk girls, so that no one has to sit down and have uncomfortable conversations about sex, power, violence, or icky old consent.
Dear Queensland Government: fuck you and your victim-blaming.
[Via Hoyden About Town — click over for a text description of the ad.]