Posts Tagged ‘victim-blaming’

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Responds to Offensive Date-Rape Ad

By now, you’ve probably seen the controversial Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board ads. You know, the ones that feature photos of what appear to be a young girl’s legs splayed on a tiled bathroom floor with underwear around her ankles. The ads send the message that women are not only at fault for getting themselves raped—a societal bias reflected in and...

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SlutWalk Rally in Center City Seeks End to Culture of Victim-Blaming [VIDEO]

SlutWalk Rally in Center City Seeks End to Culture of Victim-Blaming [VIDEO]

A petite 20-something girl is topless except for tiny bits of tape covering her nipples. She’s holding a pink poster that reads, “I wasn’t dressed like this when I was raped.” She hoists the sign high above her head as a professional photographer—one of at least a dozen—snaps photos of her. Looking on is 48-year-old Lisa Hansen, a tourist from...

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