What if we treated drink-driving victims like rape victims?
You might have had the misfortune to read writer Caitlin Moran’s helpful advice to women last week (in short: to not get raped, never leave the house or, if you do, move silently and wear the One Ring lest any man be alerted to your presence).
It was just one example in a tsunami of victim-blaming. Comments claiming to be practical advice not only absolve rapists of responsibility but also represent an acceptance of huge restrictions on women’s lives – this isn’t just about carrying a rape alarm, it’s repeated exhortion to self-imposed curfews and no-go areas.
But what if it wasn’t just rape? Comedian Nadia Kamil shows us what road safety advice would look like if we treated the victims of drunk drivers like those of rapists: