PIC: This PSNI tweet tells women how not to get raped this weekend
This bullshit again.
Pre-emptive victim blaming is alive and well and it's living on the PSNI Newry & Mourne's Twitter account, which has issued this helpful message telling women how not to get themselves raped this weekend.
Of course, by 'helpful' we mean 'patronising and insulting to both genders', an example of an authority putting the onus on women not to use their wiles to tempt us gormless, helpless men from giving in to our uncontrollable sexual urges.
If you are the victim of a sexual assault, ladies, it's clearly because you had too much to drink and you didn't stay in your pack.
When you think about it, when you REALLY think about it, men are the real victims here.
How can any reasonable man be expected to thwart his biological urges in the face of such temptation? 'Have penis, must rape', as the saying doesn't go.
Luckily we have the Twitter account of PSNI Newry & Mourne to keep us all in check, to remind women that they must be measuring threat at all times, that they must be vigilant against our unstoppable predatorial instincts.
Hopefully they'll be along with another carefully crafted tweet later on to remind us men to drink as much as we like, steal several traffic cones on the way home, grab a kebab, even piss ourselves a little bit but to absolutely NOT sexually assault anyone before bedtime.
Public service police work at its best.