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As some commenters have noted, Georgia’s Valdosta State University has apparently removed its Sexual Assault Prevention tips page that gave us such ludicrous pointers as “If you get on the elevator on the 25th floor, and the Boogie Man gets on the 22nd, get off when he gets on,” and “[gouging a dude’s eyes out] sounds gross, but the alternative is your fault if you do not act.” We hardly knew ye.
Commenters have also noted that the Sexual Assault Prevention page lives “in infamy” (for now) in Google cache, so the curious can still get their heavy dose of victim-blaming scare tactics here. All kidding aside, though, I’d like to thank the folks at Valdosta State University for no longer endorsing these damaging “tips” on their Web site. I’ve already heard from several members of the campus community who are committed to making positive change in the school’s sexual assault policies, and I look forward to VSU’s future approach to these issues.