Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Pulls Controversial Ad
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By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After receiving numerous complaints, the Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board pulls an online ad meant to warn young adults about the links between heavy drinking and rape.
The advertisement shows a woman’s legs, what appears to be on a bathroom floor with her underwear around her ankles with the words — “She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say no.”
Jill Maier is with Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) in Philadelphia. She says blame is often times placed on the victim rather than the attacker.
“I think that where we are, the general public still holds a lot of rape myths they need the proper education, not confusing messages.”
The Pennsylvania liquor control board pulled the ad from the website ControlTonight.com.
Maier would like to see the ad reconfigured and put back on the site.
“If they can come up with something (that) was not victim blaming, but still focused on the fact that alcohol can contribute to sexual violence but that having a drink doesn’t mean you should be raped.”