“Are you on a date that isn’t working out? Do you feel like you’re not in a safe situation? Does it all feel a bit weird? If you go to the bar and ASK FOR ANGELA, the bar staff will know you need some help getting out.” The now-viral poster originated from a bar in Lincolnshire, England, as part of the #NoMore campaign.
The poster was found in the women's bathroom, and is so powerful that it's been reposted more than 50,000 times.
But the larger picture here isn't solely about creating solutions when the situation turns bad. It's also about raising awareness -- letting folks know that help is readily available without fuss (because who wants to explain the ins and outs of a bad date to a bartender, really??), and that potential perpetrators could be deterred if they know they are in a bar that looks out for their patrons.
Drink up, and say No More to sexual violence!