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Norfolk Police’s Sexist Moral Crusade Against Drinking Whilst Young

by | 30th, December 2013


NORFOLK police have produced this video on Binge Drinking. The country is ready for the big booze off. The New Year’s Eve drinking festival looms.

What does it all mean? The film points to misery. For him. For her.

Drinking does create problems. But this video is not about crime. This is about morals. Should the woman in the film not be free to go into a pub and do as she pleases, so long as it’s legal? Is it different for girls? Should women be less liberated than men, self-censor so as not to attract the wrong sort of man? Haven’t we moved on from the days when any single woman in a pub was viewed as being a prostitute? Is her short skirt not morally correct? Are women feeble, all waiting to be attacked? Are the police paternalistic fools?

Is it all about the demon drink, the stuff that makes you puke, grope, laugh and keeps the provincial town centres in business and vibrant, or about judging the young for behaving like adults?

This isn’t about the blight of alcoholism. This is about where and how young people drink. Given the price of booze in bars, the huge taxes imposed by the Government on alcohol and the smoking ban, it’s a wonder anyone drinks in a venue other than the park or their home.

The police want young people

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