Pupils in Bristol were given the leaflets, which said “R U Asking 4 It?” on the front cover, at the Only Yes Means Yes event last week.
They were produced nearly 10 years ago and were aimed at student safety following a spate of robberies and vehicle crime.So..?
Well, there's Virtue Signalling to be done here, of course. To the Smugmobile!
Teenagers from the North Bristol Post-16 Centre took to Twitter to criticise the police for handing out the leaflet.
Eloise Mainstone wrote: "We should be teaching people not to rape, not teaching us how to avoid it."Damn! Why didn't anyone else think of that? It's so simple! *slaps forehead*
Avon and Somerset Police said the leaflets were "inappropriate" for the session and would be destroyed.Wait, what? Are they no longer useful for the intended purpose? I'm pretty sure they are. Let's check:
Yup, seems like it's still prevailing wisdom amongst the boys in blue that taking precautions against crime is sensible.
So...why can't it work the other way around?
But no. The SJWs must be appeased, not just with abject apologies and denials of basic common sense...
Chief Inspector Marie Wright, force lead for rape and sexual assault, said: "Any suggestion that a victim of rape or sexual assault can ever, in any way, be to blame
is totally unacceptable and is the exact opposite of the message we've worked so hard to get across through our 'This is not an excuse' campaign.
"Our stance couldn't be clearer and the students were right to challenge the incorrect message....but also with a sacrificial burning of the 'offending' material:
"We're sorry this has happened. I will personally ensure a correct session is delivered to the students involved and have already arranged for the leaflets handed out, which are nearly 10 years out of date, to be destroyed."Can she be arrested for wasting taxpayer money?