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How to win friends and influence people:

On 19 Jun 2012, at 09:56, A Man wrote:

My good lady works at the City Centre and has just been sent this by their security so thought I should pass it on:
“It has been brought to my attention that there were two attempted rape incidents this weekend along the canal in the city centre. In both cases the victims were female joggers. One of these attacks was at 4.00 pm on Sunday afternoon in broad daylight. The culprit/s have not been caught.

It would therefore be advisable until further notice to not go running in those areas and not to run alone at all.

Please let as many runners as you know as possible (please forward on!!!) including guys, as they can pass the message on to more people too.”

Dear A Man,

Thank you for your mail. It might be more advisable for you to pass on the following advice to men at the university:

* Do not rape female joggers
* If you see a female jogger, do not act threateningly towards her
* If a female jogger appears alarmed at your presence, leave the canal area
* If one of your friends says he has raped a female jogger, report him to the police

I fail to see why we women are being called upon to change our behaviour when it is men who are committing this crime.

Best wishes,

Angry Glitz

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Date: 2012-06-19 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com
* If a female jogger appears alarmed at your presence, leave the canal area

But NO, for I shall PROTECT HER! Do what I say, Lady Jogger! I am protecting you!

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Date: 2012-06-19 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com
(I'd also check with the local police to make sure this is actually vaguely related to reality. It's probably based on something that a) actually happened in the US b) about six years ago.)

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Date: 2012-06-19 09:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com
And please do post the super-patronising, slightly hurt and offended "I'm just trying to HELP, look, don't you want women to be able to protect themselves?" email that you get back!

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Date: 2012-06-19 10:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] glitzfrau.livejournal.com
No response yet. 'Good lady' ffs.

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Date: 2012-06-19 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mollydot.livejournal.com
If (when) you get that, say that you're only trying to help, don't you want rapists to stop?

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Date: 2012-06-19 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bookwormsarah.livejournal.com
Women beware! Don't wear ponytails because attackers can catch you by the hair! Don't wear hoodies because they can also be grabbed! Don't jog with earphones in because then you can't hear the attackers coming! Don't wear vest tops because they are provocative! Don't - just don't! Stay at home! Save yourselves!

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Date: 2012-06-19 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyopsqueene.livejournal.com
Brilliant.

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Date: 2012-06-19 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tafagirl.livejournal.com
I <3 you :-)

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Date: 2012-06-19 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorianegray.livejournal.com
Brilliant!

Do let us know any reaction you get.

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Date: 2012-06-20 02:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I LOVE YOU WITH A FIERCE FEMINIST LOVE

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Date: 2012-06-20 04:05 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2012-08-21 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realdoll.livejournal.com
You sounded interesting on the LL addy thing so I added you. Hi!

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Date: 2012-08-21 05:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] glitzfrau.livejournal.com
Thank you! Hi back.