There are a lot of fun and exciting pubs in the United Kingdom, which is why going to one of them can make for a great night out. When you do, you need to use your common sense and the safety tips that you will find in this article.
Drinking can be a great way to let yourself relax after a long stressful week at work, and to meet some new people, but you need to be very careful when doing so, because drinking also brings risks, especially when it comes to unwanted sexual advances.
According to studies, about 90% of incidents in pubs that involve unwanted sexual aggression include a male initiator and a female target. Also, such incidents are very widespread with over 50% of women saying that they have been targets of unwanted sexual aggression. In part, this happens because males in the pub get intoxicated and believe that because they are acting in a pub setting, there will be no consequences for their behaviour.
Be careful when meeting strangers
One of the reasons why sexual aggression often occurs in pubs, is because pubs are a place to meet for people who don’t know each other. Because of this, you need to be wary of strangers.
Be aware of how much you are drinking
In many cases, aggressors choose their targets based on the alcohol consumption by the target. Also, men tend to view intoxicated women as easy targets.
Check the reputation and location of a pub before going there
You always want to make sure that you are going to a safe establishment with a stellar reputation.
Protect yourself with body language
There are a number of things you can to do protect yourself with body language. They include not sitting on stools, or sitting at an end of the bar. Always sit in the middle and turn your head towards the people you know.