|Have you seen this powerful video produced by Police Scotland yet? Activists are praising the 'Don't be that guy' campaign which will undoubtedly resonate strongly with all genders.
Our society all too often falls into the trap of putting the onus on women and girls to adjust their behaviour in order to avoid violence from men. This video calls out the perpetrators of said violence instead, rather than the victims.
The video makes reference to behaviour that is often deemed insignificant, but can have serious consequences and, left unchecked, lead to more violent acts.
|There is also an emphasis in the video on holding men to account who exhibit this kind of behaviour. Not letting troubling remarks go unnoticed might make a huge difference to future incidents.
The campaign was backed by the Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who called it “powerful and important”.
This video comes just as police commissioner, Philip Allott, resigned after indicating that women should learn the law in order to protect themselves better.