Copyranter mentions how hard it is to do a good rape ad, and he’s right. It’s a very, very tough line to walk.
Slog points out that alcohol and drinking do not magically make rapists exist. It’s a valid point, and it makes me think that this works better as an alcohol awareness ad.
In that sense (with some changes to the the copy), I think that it is a great ad, and I would hope it would remind, not just women, that when impaired, people are prone to do things they wouldn’t otherwise, or were even coerced into. It could be quite an awesome campaign, focused around the “couldn’t say no” theme.
Emphasis on “couldn’t.”
Contrary to the views in the links above, I don’t see this as victim-blaming. I can see how it could be perceived as that, but I guess I’m more looking at the ad as a piece about self-control.
Even though this ad was quickly pulled, it got a lot of coverage online, so at least we can hope that brings attention to the cause.
Alright, a more media heavy update today, but some cool stuff to pass along.
First up, this video was filmed backwards. You’ll understand when you see it, and it’s pretty cool:
Faith finally finished her article about Women in Scouting, specifically at Scout camp. Check it out here.
It looks as though Slate’s year end Gaming Club has finished up, although I kind of remember them coming to the same conclusion last year. Still a great series, even if they don’t talk about some of the games I think they should have.
Even more than the previous link, this makes me so incredibly happy. The rest of the world must really think the U.S. is bat-shit crazy. Honestly, if I was not living here, I would just be laughing at how stupid this congressman is. Not only for doing what he did, but also for having the balls to go the conference, try to pull together a press conference even when our government is in the building behind him trying to work with other counties from around the world. Good frickin’ grief.
If you need something to make you smile, check out the trailer for Mega Man 10: