The animation to the left is actually a collection of pictures from a little
booklet given out by the local police. On Saturday, the police were handing it
out to vulnerable looking young women in the mall. Exactly why they gave one to
the missus is not really clear, but it certainly got my attention. It's a
pretty raunchy document for the police to be handing out.
For those without the patience to work out what it is about, the booklet warns
of the dangers of drug rape - where people drop knock-out drugs such as Rohypnol
into a victim's drink, and rape them while they are unconscious. Exactly why
someone would want to have sex with a warm corpse is a bit of a mystery, but it
takes all kinds.
While this is does happen, and it's a serious problem, it's less common than
the victim groups would have us believe. Even the local police have reported
'an increasing number of young women who simply get drunk, and can't remember
what happened'. Oops.
Just because you regret it the next day doesn't make it rape.
Getting maggot drunk in a room full of strangers is probably not a very
sensible thing to do without a sober and trusted minder. All drugs affect the
mind and seriously affect the judgment and choices people make. In an already
complex area involving informed consent, the issues around alcohol or drug
taking make the issues even fuzzier.
Some of us view a drunken young woman dancing (or rather lurching) in a
nightclub, who is obviously desperate for the attention of the men, with
disdain, or even disgust. But for others it's an opportunity. Advertising
Even for the local police.