Liquor Commission’s Drink Less, Don’t Get Raped Ad Is Pulled

Accused of victim-blaming

Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Commission, a real hip crowd if ever there was one, has pulled one of its ads warning about the link between drinking and rape after it was roundly criticized for victim-blaming. While some, including the commission itself, are still defending the ad's content, critics says the easy association between rape and drinking puts too much responsibility on the victim. "Rape is not just a bad thing that happens to someone after drinking too much," says Jezebel blogger Erin Gloria Ryan. "It's a deliberate act on the part of the rapist . . . the sooner we acknowledge this, the sooner we'll be rid of stupid, finger-wagging ads like these." Fair enough, although I think the real lesson here is to remember to take a copy of this infographic with you to the office holiday party. See the full ad after the jump.