Wisconsin’s Lincoln High School made headlines around the world last week when posters appeared informing its (presumably male) students that Prom was ‘A night to protect her character.’
According to, The Crossing of Manitowoc County, the organisation that supplied the posters, ‘Prom time seems to present particular risks for teens’.
They’re right about that.
With recent high-profile high school and college campus rape cases in the US, it’s not unreasonable to assume that some boys could do with a refresher-course on consent.
Although if this was the intent, perhaps the posters should have been less ambiguous, with something more like this: ‘Don’t Rape. Ever.’