Worm Salad

Just a quick hit…
November 8, 2008, 7:32 pm
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… since I’m at work. Either tonight or tomorrow, I will have a great big, fun, sciency post for you guys, since that’s actually what I do with most of my life. But, until then, I’d just like to give a big shout-out to Scotland’s This is Not an Invtation to Rape Me campaign, which is fantastic. It tackles the myths of ‘she was asking for it’ head-on, and places the blame for rape squarely where it belongs — on the perpetrators. Coupled with some good statistics and resources, this is one of the best anti-rape campaigns I’ve ever seen. I’d love to see more of these types of campaigns, instead of the ‘safety’ campaigns that I see so often in the States, where, instead of confronting rapists head-on, the focus is on telling women what privileges they shouldn’t take for granted — even with the best of intentions, there’s a certain amount of victim blaming that goes on. Scotland’s campaign is fantastic because it respects the fundamental rights of women to go out, wear what they want, and even get into relationships without forfeiting the ultimate rights to their bodies.

In other words — great job!