Police kick off sexual assault campaign

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Police kick off sexual assault campaign
Last Updated: Friday, November 19, 2010 | 2:49 PM MT Comments0Recommend0.
CBC News
Part of poster aimed at discouraging young men from sexually assaulting women incapacitated by alcohol. (Supplied)
Edmonton police and the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton kicked off a campaign Friday warning young men that sex without consent is a crime.

The campaign, called 'Don't be that Guy,' is aimed at potential offenders, young men willing to have sex with a partner too intoxicated to give consent.

The advertisements use graphic language and images. The posters will be mounted above urinals in bars, in magazines and newspapers.

Historically, sexual assault campaigns focused on how to protect yourself, said Edmonton police Superintendent Danielle Campbell.

"A recent study out of the United Kingdom involving 18 to 25-year-old males revealed that 48 per cent of the males didn't consider it rape if a woman is too drunk to know what was going on," she said.

"This study validates the statistics we have here in Edmonton."

"Those statistics should haunt you," she said. "Those statistics should disturb you."

The program will run until the end of January.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/11/19/edmonton-that-guy-campaign.html#ixzz15ll2YYth


Nov 19, 2010, 04:29 PM Last Edit: Nov 19, 2010, 04:38 PM by outdoors
lol-my post got through-11 thumbs down ;

so a woman that is drinking and driving cannot be held responsible because she was drunk?

or is that somehow differen't?

lotsa thumbs down for something like this hypocracy of targeted young men and the oh-so innocent females

what about the guys that wake-up with something that the beer goggles thought was beautiful at 2;30am and turn out to be the troll under the bridge-can they claim rape?


 30 comments and the cbc already closed the comments

guess things were not going the way that was expected

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