This New Code Word Can Help You Get Out of a Dangerous Situation
There's a new sexual assault and violence awareness campaign that focuses on helping people feel safe when they are out at bars.
According to Mashable, if you're on a date and you feel unsafe, you can approach anyone who works at the bar and 'Ask for Angela.' After saying this code word, or phrase rather, the restaurant employee will discreetly help you leave the building.
The poster, that has now gone viral on Twitter, says, "Are you on a date that isn't working out? Is your Tinder or Plenty of Fish (POF) date not who they said they were on their profile? Do you feel like you’re not in a safe situation? Does it all feel a bit weird?"
i saw this in a toilet and thought it was important and should be a thing everywhere not just lincolnshire !!!! pic.twitter.com/oO45I7gaJL— IZ (@iizzzzzi) October 18, 2016
The 'Ask for Angela' initiative is currently only happening in the U.K., as it was created from Lincolnshire County Council's recent #NoMore sexual violence and abuse campaign.
Mashable also reports that the substance abuse and sexual violence coordinator for Lincolnshire County Council, Hayley Child, said the program is efficient because it is coordinated with a local pub group that encourages bar safety.
"We wanted to do this in a more organized way, and worked with Lincoln's Pubwatch scheme to get the bars in the area to take part," she said.
Many people from around the world have shown tremendous support for the movement and we are hoping it continues to grow.
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