A Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board advertisement has been pulled from public view after critics found that it blamed women for being victims. The advertisement was intended to warn young people about the relationship between excess drinking and rape. The advertisement showed a woman’s legs lying on a dirty bathroom floor with a pair of underwear pulled down around her feet stating the following slogans: “DATE RAPE. See what could happen when your friends drink too much” and “2:19 a.m. She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say no.” The liquor board had spent two years and around $650,000 developing the campaign on internet radio and college bars. Read more here.

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