Target Women: “rape fables”

Sarah Haskins delivers a very important message to the ladies: You are never safe! Unless you spend $99

Topics: Sarah Haskins, Broadsheet, Love and Sex,

“In the peaceful era we live in, it’s easy to forget that someone is always lurking outside, planning to rape you,” says Sarah Haskins in the latest Target Women video (below). This one skewers Broadview Security ads that educate women about how high-risk behavior — like hanging out in our houses and backyards with no men present — makes us sitting ducks, but a top-notch security system will offer the peace of mind that can only come with loud noises and calm-voiced dudes in a call center! 

“You may call these commercials,” says Haskins, “But I like to call them rape fables.”

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Kate Harding is the co-author of "Lessons From the Fatosphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body" and has been a regular contributor to Salon's Broadsheet.

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