The University of Wisconsin – Madison has implemented a new sexual assault prevention program for the current school year that is 100% directly targeted at only men being potential rapist. The program titled “Don’t Be that Guy” includes four promotional posters. Each poster is an attempt to instruct men on how to not become a rapist.
The University of Wisconsin police department also lists what is consent:
-Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
-You must continually get consent for sex. If someone seems not okay with what’s happening, it is your responsibility to check in.
-When you have sex be sure you understand your partner’s limits, and communicate your own limits clearly. Don’t engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from your partner.
-People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent. Signs of incapacitation may include—but are not limited to—throwing up, slurring words, stumbling, or not being able to remember conversations.
-Make sure you have enthusiastic, affirmative and ongoing consent from your partner.
UWPD Chief Susan Riseling told Channel3000.com that, “Most sexual assaults occur between two people who know each other. It’s the not the stereotypical bad guy who’s lurking around a dark corner. So, we wanted to target those who we know are responsible for these crimes. We want to focus on consent and alcohol use.”
UWPD spokesperson Marc Lovicott told the Wisconsin State Journal that the campaign is directed at men who commit the “vast majority” of sex crimes and, “We need these individuals to understand what consent is, and that there are consequences for their actions.” (RELATED: White Professor Labels Scott Walker Racist For Union Reform, Lives In Town With 19 BLACK PEOPLE)
There is absolutely no mention anywhere in the campaign of potential male victims of sexual violence or potential female aggressors in sexually violent situations. (RELATED: University Of Wisconsin Studies ‘Gaydar’)
When the UW-Madison police were asked why they are targeting the entire male student body over the actions of a few students the police responded with the following tweet:
@dhookstead We need to start somewhere, David. This is a very serious issue…and we feel it's a step in the right direction. Thanks again.
— UW-Madison Police (@UWMadisonPolice) September 18, 2015
According to the UWPD, the initiative is modeled on similar efforts in Great Britain and Canada.