Rape

College Acceptance Letters Get Seriously Dark, Beginning With One in the Harvard Crimson

The college acceptance letter, that iconic feel-good document that every university-bound student cherishes, gets a disturbing makeover in a campaign from Goodby Silverstein & Partners and production company Prettybird that broke Saturday with a print ad in the Harvard Crimson.

Todd Akin Asks for Forgiveness in New Campaign Ad

Todd Akin, the Republican Senatorial candidate in Missouri who's under fire for claiming a woman's body can fend off pregnancy after a "legitimate rape," released this TV spot on Tuesday in an attempt to save his candi

Actress in Belvedere Vodka Rape Ad Files Lawsuit

Having lost badly in the court of public opinion, Belvedere vodka now faces a bona fide legal challenge surrounding its infamous "date-rape" ad. Actress Alicyn Packard, who appeared in the ad, has filed a lawsuit against Bel

Hard-Hitting PSA Shows British Boys What Rape Looks Like

The U.K.'s Home Office and RCKR/Y&R teamed up for an ad campaign to educate British teenagers on what constitutes rape, since apparently most of them have no idea.

Ads Tells Rugby Fans: ‘Real Men Get Raped’

SurvivorsUK, which helps male victims of sexual abuse, is timing its "Real Men Get Raped" subway poster campaign to coincide with the Six Nations rugby tournament. This was no accident, either.

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

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.