A new T-shirt being sold at Bluenotes stores in Newfoundland is a great big no-no, says the Avalon East Coalition Against Violence. The men's T-shirt is red and has the words "No means have aNOther drink" across the front in white letters.What this T-shirt gets right is capturing the deliberate strategy many men use when they get rejected.
Men, if she said "no" even once and you use alcohol or any other substance to circumvent that "no," you are a rapist even if you are never convicted or charged with rape. Getting away with rape doesn't make you clever or smart or anything else good, it just makes you a rapist.
Not someone good with the women. A rapist.
I hope this T-shirt gets pulled from the shelves but in the meantime, I created my own variation on the NO MEANS NO theme. Check it out here. (You'll need to look at the larger image to get the full message.)
Hat tip: Feministing
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