Listen up, ladies! Footballer Ched Evans has some important advice for you! According to the Sheffield United player, cleared of rape in October 2016, “women need to be made aware of the dangers they can put themselves in because there are genuine rapists out there who prey on girls who have been drinking.”
Evans’ advice couldn’t have come a moment too soon. Indeed, it’s not as though there’s ever been a global, women-led movement aimed at raising awareness of men’s sexual violence against women and proposing solutions for it. Instead it’s fallen to the likes of Evans to try to put things right.
It’s especially noble of Evans to do this given everything he’s been through. It’s less than a year since the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction for rape, yet there he is, putting everyone else’s needs before his own. It’s shaming, really, given how little women tend to give back to all those nice men who offer us, free of charge, regular advice on how not to get assaulted.
What about the men? When is anyone going to prioritise their safety? Well, chaps, it’s your lucky day. It’s obvious you’ve been ignored for far too long.