Day 199: Denim Day Part Two!

Today’s photo was Jenni’s idea! She’s a genius! This photo is illustrating the actual “Denim Day” case.

An illustration of the "Denim Day" case

Consider this as today’s resource… I’m not sure how much I like the way this email is worded again. It’s kind of victim blaming. Jenni agreed. Anyway, what are your thoughts?
Here’s the email from the Office of Communications we received today:

Dear University of Oregon Students and Colleagues:

The University of Oregon Dean of Students Office has received reports of women who might have been given a drug used to facilitate possible sexual assaults. The majority of sexual assaults are planned, and assailants take advantage of the fact that alcohol or other drugs increase vulnerability.  Assailants may also be an acquaintance of, or even be considered a friend of, potential victims.

The Dean of Students Office urges residents of the University of Oregon community to take steps to protect themselves, both off and on campus. Although alcohol is considered to be the number one “date rape drug” and used by many perpetrators to increase vulnerability in others, drugs such as Rohypnol, GHB, Ecstasy, and Ketamine can also be easily slipped into an unsuspecting person’s drink.  Following consumption of these types of drugs, rapid and severe intoxication follows, along with dramatically reduced inhibitions and periods of memory loss. In this condition, anyone can be extremely vulnerable to sexual assault. Some victims raped under the influence of these drugs are unsure whether or not they have been victimized because they have no memory of the event.

The Dean of Students Office urges students to consider the following:

* Do not leave drinks unattended and be careful of accepting drinks from others.

* Open and pour your own drink and do not drink anything out of a common punch bowl.

* If your friends are intoxicated, make sure you stay with them or get them to a safe place.

* Use a buddy system with friends while at a party. Don’t leave your friend behind!

* If you observe a friend who exhibits symptoms of drug ingestion, seek medical help immediately.  Signs include:  dizziness, nausea, memory loss, breathing or motion difficulties, acting disproportionately intoxicated relative to the amount of alcohol consumed.


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2 Responses to Day 199: Denim Day Part Two!

  1. schleefy says:

    The email sounds not right….don’t know…you must be scared to go to the next party or club…..without following these rules you are a possible victim….strange….

    Good photo for that topic……

  2. I agree with Schleefy. It’s so sad that the world has come to this…great photo though!

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