POLICE and a council have been blasted for “sufferer shaming” after they urged individuals to “step in” to cease ladies being raped.
Merseyside Police and Liverpool metropolis council got here beneath hearth after posting a video on-line as a part of a Citysafe marketing campaign that urged “associates to take care of one another on an evening out”.
Titled Know When To Step In, it performed by the situation the place a girl “advised her mates she’d had sufficient” and “the bar workers knew they shouldn’t have served her that final shot”.
It says: “Her mates ought to have gone exterior along with her. Shouldn’t have left her on her personal in that state. Know when to step in.”
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The native authorities mentioned it was based mostly on survivors who reported that “predatory males have focused ladies they understand to be weak”. However Jo Wooden, from Merseyside Rape and Sexual
Abuse Centre, mentioned the message ought to have put the “focus of blame on the rapist”.
She mentioned her organisation didn’t help the message that “if your folks didn’t cease you going exterior, then it’s their fault you bought raped”.
The council and police deleted tweets and apologised.