The Rochester Institute of Technology Uses A Slide Of Roo from Winnie The Pooh To Encourage Students To Just "Rub One Out" If Their Partner Doesn't Give Consent To Have Sex

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Who thinks a slide featuring jerking off as depicted by a baby kangaroo from a children’s book during a sexual assault prevention presentation would ultimately prove to be problematic?

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“Self gratification can prevent sexual assault.”  Basically if you feel like sexually assaulting someone – just beat off.  Once you come you’ll just want to go to sleep instead of continuing your pursuit of forcing yourself on someone without their consent.  That’s the major takeaway from “Alcohol and Chill” (broo dope name, making sexual assault prevention relatable again) at RIT.   Masturbation is the key to campus safety.

Sound a little harsh?  Here, let’s soften the blow with this cute ass baby kangaroo.  Nobody ever accused Winnie the Pooh or any of his friends of sexual misconduct.  Roo and Eeyore and Rabbit and Christopher Robin just sitting around the tree house jerking off so they don’t rape anybody.



The statement from an RIT administrator is so condescending.

The format of the program was more of a “straight talk” approach, weaving in humor along with important facts and identifying resources for students. The overarching goal was to increase awareness and promote discussion about the ways we together can prevent instances of sexual misconduct on our campus. Unfortunately, one slide, out of 77, taken out of context, has sparked controversy, mainly on social media surrounding the entire program. In my opinion, this serves to underscore the complexity involved in addressing this issue. In our experience, telling students what “not to do” without talking about specific situations that are difficult to navigate is irresponsible; we addressed the subject from a place and context that students could understand.