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Alternative title: Why you should always try and check your sources

DON’T BE LIKE ME KIDS, RESEARCH YOUR SOURCES

Basically, the Playboy Consent-Oriented College-Party Commandments thing is a (fairly elaborate) fake, created by a anti-rape feminist group known as FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture.

This is the same group that did the “Pink Loves Consent” fake Victoria Secret campaign (which also generated substantial publicity). Reference image below, and the site (http://pinklovesconsent.com/pink/pink.victoriassecret.com/about_pink_nation.html) is still up to look at.

I’m pretty sure this line of clothing would have actually been popular

But let’s go back to the fake Playboy campaign. Yes, it’s sucky that it’s not the real deal, but the impact is still very noteworthy.

Notice how popular the fake “10 party commandments” became? There’s been substantial discussion of it on the internet (not sure if any mainstream TV news channels picked it up, but I bet it’ll be on the news tomorrow), and many sites/activists have been promoting it (and yes, many haven’t caught on that it’s a hoax yet, but give it a day or so). There’s been (generally speaking) really positive feedback for “Playboy’s” guide. In addition, the fake 10 commandments are getting fairly widespread coverage. That’s especially noteworthy because it seems until some gangrape or sexual assault (against a minor usually) occurs, there’s very little public attention given to the very real issue of rape (especially when alcohol and teenagers are brought into the mix). Yet this campaign friggin’ exploded in popularity in well under a day.

Such a campaign has precedence! This is also pretty much what happened with the fake Victoria Secret Consent clothing campaign. Clearly FORCE knows what they’re doing (using art and unconventional methods to raise awareness on massive levels), and they’re proving that not only does this type of campaigning work, but there’s also some degree of public support if organizations such as Playboy and Victoria Secret did campaigns similar to the FORCE’s.

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