Originally posted By Lateef Mungin February 20, 2013
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A Colorado school has caused a stir with an advisory that suggested women could urinate or vomit to deter a rape.
The list of 10 tips by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was billed as “last resort” options to deter a sexual assault.
“Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating,” read one tip.
“Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone,” read another.
By Tuesday night, the list was taken down and replaced by an explanation and an apology. But it was too late.
The backlash had hit the Internet, and a hashtag on Twitter was created.
“New #UCCSTips for women: If vomiting or urinating doesn’t deter your attacker, try passing gas,” Malkin tweeted.
“#UCCSTips or if all else fails, ask attacker to pull your finger!” Jason Griggs tweeted.
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