TW: sexual assault
There was this poster on bulletin boards around my university today and…well…
When I first saw this, I was speechless. There’s many things wrong with this:
- Sexually assaulting someone isn’t just a “bad decision,” it’s a crime and should be treated as such. How do I know it’s talking about sexually assaulting people? Because I’m pretty sure getting sexually assaulted isn’t a decision someone makes.
- The halo around the guy’s head? Really?! Do we really need to show the guy making the “bad decision” as a good guy with a halo?
- It promotes the idea that drinking makes people commit crimes like sexual assault or get sexually assaulted and that people should watch what they drink.
And more. It’s just…UUUUUUGGGHHH!!!
This was one of the posters the university made, which means it went through multiple groups of people before it was approved. You’d think at least one person would have said something before these were put up around campus.
Luckily, there are actions being done by people who have expressed their concerns. But still…