February 20th, 2013
04:07 AM ET

Women told to urinate to deter a rapist

A Colorado school has caused a stir with an advisory that suggested women could urinate or vomit to deter a rape.
The list of 10 tips by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was billed as "last resort" options to deter a sexual assault.
"Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating," read one tip.
"Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone," read another.
By Tuesday night, the list was taken down and replaced by an explanation and an apology. But it was too late.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    you're just as bad as the people that took the advisory list down

    February 20, 2013 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
    • lolskyxies

      lol sounds enthrawling.

      determent? no.

      February 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve Lyons

      Women need to be trained in the proper use of a firearm and keep it with them.

      February 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I do not think that a determined rapist is going to be deterred by anything.

    February 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      Seems to me a gun would deter even the most intent rapist. The percentage of the population that actually isn't worried about being shot when a gun is pointed at them is pretty small. I'd guess less than 1%.

      February 25, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    As sick as this sounds, I can't see where peeing is going to deter anything. A bunch of these demented sickos get off on golden showers too. Not meaning to be offensive here, just stating a fact.

    February 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • viewfrombeneaththebridge

      One of the unmentioned realities is this also may initiate a killing as the response, which isn't uncommon in a foiled attempt, especially among younger victims.

      February 22, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Medicated

    If they bothered to ask or interview coroners and medical examiners, they would find that many women and men urinate or defecate out of fear when being assaulted or threatened w assault. That goes for people being held up by gun or knife too sometimes, and facing imminent death. Deceased victims of violent crimes are often found w their bottoms soiled w urine or feces.

    February 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      dang, that is just TOO much information...i hope you're not speaking first hand...from a serial murderer prospective and just the morgue guy who comes with the body bag...

      February 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Most people are aware that muscle control ceases at death. Most intelligent people, at least. Apparently this doesn't include Rascal Rabble.

      February 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      look mr. dot dot, the above blogger referenced the source of incontinence as FEAR...while the person is still alive...try to be more punctual witcha comprehension...

      February 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Absolutely true. When you butcher an animal, they always pee and crap as you cut their throats. Same is true about humans when they go into surgery, get into a bad car accident or are about to be killed, and they know. Seen it happen in wars.

      February 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. You're in 8

    Well, I'll have to remember that.

    February 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jules

    Obviously this isn't scientific, but I've noticed on those I Survived shows that some of the women do this and then the guy starts beating the living heck out of them in anger. Not a great solution.

    February 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve Lyons

      A well handled .380 will put an end to any abuse.

      February 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anton

    What moron just made this stuff up and decided he knew better than the experts?

    February 21, 2013 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ignignokt


    February 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ignignokt

    Wouldn't that just "pĂ­ss him off" ?

    February 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steve Lyons

    A firearm is a far more effective deterrent.

    February 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      @ Steve Lyons: not necessarily if the rapist gets into the hand to hand combat area around the victim before she can pull out her gun of her purse. He can easily disarm her as in majority men weigh more and have more upper body strength. Just saying

      March 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Walter

    This list was promted by Biden and Obama. Their philosophy of how we should self defend.

    February 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kiki

    That is the thinking of a State Democrat politician in Colorado, Ya! pee on them that will stop a guy.

    February 24, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. Badboy

    Typical liberals...pee and poop is what they like.

    February 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ezo

      ...And you're, how old?

      February 26, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. ryan_c_f

    How about a fistfull of well-aimed 9mm hollowpoints?

    Saves the taxpayer the cost of prosecution and imprisonment, and would guarantee no repeat crimes by the perpetrator... probably wishful thinking on my part.

    February 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Louanne

    I think it's a great idea. In fact, the entire nation should have urinated on Bill Clinton some 20 years ago. Perhaps it would have stopped him from raping America.

    March 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shamma Lammadingdong

      Don't visit the real world much do you?

      March 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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