News By/Courtesy: Anusha G Rao | 13 Jan 2019 0:45am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A campaign to create awareness against the negative effects of alcohol consumption has sparked outrage in the capital of Croatia.
  • The outrage has sparked because the posters indicate that women who consume excess amount of alcohol have reckless sexual intercourse.
  • Criticisms poured in when the posters did not mention about consequences drinking too much. Instead, they said, heavy drinking boosts sexual desire while causing erectile dysfunction.

A campaign to create awareness against the negative effects of alcohol consumption in the capital of Croatia has sparked outrage for putting up posters saying, women who consume excess amount of alcohol have reckless sexual intercourse. 

In the city of Zagreb, where the campaign is happening, notices were put up on trams to caution secondary school students against drinking too much, citing an example of how women with excessive alcohol consumption are likely to have irresponsible sexual intercourse with strangers.

Criticisms poured in when the posters did not mention about consequences drinking too much. Instead, they said, heavy drinking boosts sexual desire while causing erectile dysfunction. In a section on how alcohol affects one’s sexual life, the poster said that among men it increases sexual desire, but diminishes sexual power, resulting in loss of sexual confidence.

The poster in the same section said how it affects negatively in women- causing disorders in menstrual cycles and unwanted pregnancies. The posters predictably induced a lot of anger from politicians across the country and social media users. While the women from ruling coalition’s junior liberal partner protested against the posters, the city of Zagreb claimed it merely pointed out facts and that the posters have not denied risky consequences of excessive drinking in men too. . 

Section Editor: Shreyashi Tiwari | 13 Jan 2019 0:45am IST


Tags : #Women #Sexist #Remarks #Croatia #Anti #Drinking #Posters

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