Silence Fixed It For Jim
NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) have just launched a hard-hitting press and poster campaign that references Jimmy Savile. While I admire its pull no punches approach, and have no doubt that it'll raise awareness, I'm a little uneasy about it. Possibly because it seems to display a lack of understanding about the reasons why people who have been abused do stay silent. There's also a danger that the ad could be seen to blame them for saying nothing. If you see what I mean.
On balance, however, it's great that it's out there. If it causes debate or divides opinion, at least it's getting people talking openly about an important issue. Which is what you'd expect a good poster campaign to do.