Colorado Rape Prevention Tips: Menstruate, pee and carry a whistle

Colorado State Rep Joe Salazar: '...that’s why we have whistles.'  Photo: Jim Bozeman

MILLINOCKET, Maine - February 25, 2013 - Some tips by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as “last resort” options to deter a sexual assault:

“Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating,” and “Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone,”

The tips were part of supplemental information for women ompleting a self-defense class on campus.

Michelle Malkin was one of many who used the hashtag, #UCCSTips to comment on the tips:

“New #UCCSTips for women: If vomiting or urinating doesn’t deter your attacker, try passing gas,” Malkin tweeted.

“#UCCSTips or if all else fails, ask attacker to pull your finger!” Jason Griggs tweeted.

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Recently, Colorado lawmakers considered legislation that would ban firearms on college campuses.

During these legislative debates, Democratic State Rep. Joe Salazar suggested several ways to protect women on campus. He worried that armed women on campus could wind up shooting innocent bystanders.

 “That’s why we have call boxes, that’s why we have safe zones, that’s why we have whistles” Mr. Salazar says. “Because you just don’t know who you are going to be shooting at. If you feel like you’re going to be raped or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be — that you pop out that gun and you pop a round at somebody. And you might have just made a mistake.”

So not only are women expected to use body functions (or malfunctions) as rape deterrents, but  they are also accused of not possessing the mental or physical capacities to handle firearms.

What do you women think of that?

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