Scare over date drug.
THERE was a massive jobs blow for the scaremongering industry this week after it emerged that - contrary to popular belief in recent times - most men are NOT walking around with a phial of the date rape drug Rohypnol in their pocket.
The Association of Chief Police Officers studied 120 reported drug-assisted date rapes last year, and found zero evidence of Rohypnol. One case involved the tranquilliser GHB, which has a similar effect.
Most of the others involved alcohol-sometimes to a dangerous level.
How disappointing for that industry of people making a living from the myth that most men are "Roofie" rapists. What a blow for the teams who run campaigns telling women to walk around bars with their thumb over the top of their bottles.
Of course, rape is a repugnant crime under any circumstance. But why terrify women - without a shred of evidence, apparently - into believing their drink will be spiked the second they turn their back?