Apparently I have a certain Tool song on my mind.
Anyhoo, this video was just too good not to share and is a perfect example of the type of useful information that may actually prevent someone from being sexually assaulted that I talked about in my vlog.
First, if I had a fraction of this woman's energy I could probably take over the world. Let's take a moment to be glad that isn't the case.
Second, see how Laci offers concise simple information instead of telling women to just make sure their skirts are an "appropriate" length? I even like how this video is specific to date rape. Instead of a bunch of general useless "tips," it makes more sense to break up the different ways women are often attacked and supply information based specifically for those situations.
This information is also gender neutral. I have no idea what the numbers for male date rape look like, but knowing the different types of drugs that are often used is helpful to everyone.
So yeah, this is how you really show concern for the safety of people and empower women to handle the situation as best as possible. Compare this to calling a women a slut and feeling the need to divulge her complete sexual history and the difference between slut-shaming and genuine concern becomes pretty apparent. While the information in the video isn't anything new for most of us (though I do like the detail Laci goes into), the approach is really what made me happy. She didn't make me feel like shit at all in fact. And with "prevention tips" that's really all you can hope for.