Philippa shares a video by Nadia Kamil which applies the tropes of victim-blaming campaigns to drunk driving advice.
On the issue of rape victim blaming that Laura wrote about this morning, Nadia Kamil has created this rather fantastic video about how to avoid being hit by a drunk driver. It’s less than a minute long and you will be very glad you watched it.
Transcript and video description:
Text: “Drunk driver safety”.
[The narrator, a woman, is standing on a street in front of a terraced house. She walks towards the camera.] Most drinking happens at night, so avoid leaving your home – at night. And if you are going to stay in your home, make sure to stay in a room away from the road, in case a drunk driver smashes into the front of your home.
[Cut to narrator walking down a path in a park.] If you do have to go out, then avoid anywhere where drunk drivers may be driving. Take alleyways and park pathways.
[Cut to narrator in the driving seat of a parked car.] Avoid dressing like a beer, wine or cocktail, as a drunk driver may mistake you for an alcoholic drink. Don’t even risk dressing up like a Baileys or a Tia Maria, as a drunk driver may swerve off the road, even for a dash of sherry. [Swigs from bottle of spirits.] Be safe out there. [Turns on ignition.]
Text: “You don’t blame victims of drunk drivers. Stop blaming victims of sexual assault. 100% of rapes are the fault of the rapist.”