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Member # 29269
posted 02-20-2007 11:32 AM
This is a bulletin I got on MySpace:
A woman at a night-club on Saturday night was taken by 5 men, who according to hospital and police reports, gang raped her before dumping her. Unable to remember the events of the evening, tests later confirmed the repeat rapes and along with traces of Rohypnol in her blood, was Progesterex, which is essentially a small sterilization pill. The drug is now being used by rapists at parties to rape AND sterilize their victims. Progesterex is available to vets to sterilise large animals. Rumour has it that Progesterex is being used together with Rohypnol, the date rape drug. As with Rohypnol, all they have to do is drop it into the girl's drink. The girl can't remember a thing the next morning, of all that had taken place the night before. Progesterex, which dissolves in drinks just as easily, is such that the victim doesn't conceive from the rape and the rapist needn't worry about having a paternity test identifying him months later. The drug's effects ARE NOT TEMPORARY- They are PERMANENT! Progesterex was designed to sterilise horses. Any female who takes it WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CONCEIVE. They can get this drug from anyone who is in vet school. It's that easy, and Progesterex is about to break out big everywhere. Believe it or not, there are even sites on the Internet telling people how use it. Please COPY this to everyone you know,especially girls. Be careful when you're out and don't leave your drink unattended. Please make the effort to PASS this on to all you know... Guys, please inform all your female friends and relatives. This has now been reported to have been used on 360 women around London . Girls keep your drinks safe at all times and blokes look after the girls you're with. STAY SAFE Please repost NOW to warn your friends!!. Be careful when you're out and don't leave your drink unattended. Please make the effort to PASS this on to all you know Can you guys confirm any of this? I just don't want to panic people by reposting stuff that's false.
Member # 8067
posted 02-20-2007 11:41 AM
This is a well-known hoax. Check it out:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/progesterex.asp If you're wondering about whether something's reliable or not, checking on snopes.com is usually a good idea.
Member # 13388
posted 02-20-2007 11:42 AM
From snopes: "This warning message is pure hoax: No drug called Progesterex exists, no pill for permanently sterilizing horses or large animals is used by veterinarians..."
http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/progesterex.asp While this particular drug is an urban legend, such rape scenarios are, unfortunately, real. edit: logic got to it first! [ 02-20-2007, 11:44 AM: Message edited by: Ecofem ]
Member # 29269
posted 02-20-2007 02:20 PM
Thanks, I've posted a bulletin alerting everyone that it's a hoax, but stressing that it's still important to watch your drinks.
Member # 3
posted 02-20-2007 02:59 PM
I'm only here for a minute, but if you're going to do awareness-rasing when it comes to rape, on bold stroke I'd suggest is not putting it all on women.
In other words -- especially as a guy -- if you're going to talk to women about what they can do to avoid BEING raped, to prevent the oh-so-usual side effect of that, which is to give the appearance that avoiding rape is all women's responsibility, you might also want to consider talking to men (and women) and raising awareness among THEM about not raping. After all, that's where the responsbility should and does truly lie.
Member # 29269
posted 02-20-2007 03:13 PM
Indeed. I'm on it.