Life imitates art.
The link leads to an article on The Globe and Mail (UK) about a program conducted in Vancouver, British Columbia, which reduced sexual assaults by 10%. Note this number, there will be a quiz later. The campaign included posters such as these:
Miss Marcotte is pretty sure about the effectiveness of this strategy, with an emphatic “it works” statement. A quick look at her Twitter timeline reveals a mindset firmly opposed to using firearms to deter and stop rapists, despite regrettable personal experience with the subject. Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion, as misguided as it may be.
A few hours later, this Tweet by @flyoverangel floated by & caught my attention:
Granted, a single sample does not make a statistical case, but I’m not trying to prove a definitive pattern, only to illustrate the difference in mindsets.
A liberal woman thinks it’s a great idea to ask men nicely not to commit rape, and get a 10% reduction.
A conservative woman would rather take a solution that produces a 90% reduction in rapes.
Life. Imitates. Art.