US law officials believe they’re assisting female flyers with the release of  a ‘sexual assault prevention list’ designed to reduce the fast-growing number of cases occurring at 32,000-feet.

Apparently they didn’t get the memo that tackling sexual assault on planes (or in life) starts with changing male attitudes towards their female counterparts and ensuring that the consequences of violating someone’s personal space are made clear and carried out.

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But let’s continue…

Issued by the FBI last month, the five-step list offers advice such as ‘trusting your gut’, ‘avoiding substances that will knock you out’, ‘keeping the armrest down’, ‘sitting in the aisle seat’ and ‘reporting it’.

Yep, that’s actually their advice. Here’s the full list if you don’t believe me:

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Did you read that ladies?

Don’t fall asleep and don’t get comfortable by the window if you want to avoid being violated.

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Here’s a better suggestion, how about making it a requirement for airlines to update their safety videos with a warning to all potential predators on the punishment they face for inflight sexual harassment.

OR how about making it a requirement for airlines to ban known predators from flying.

Just a couple of suggestions.

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According to Special Agent David Gates, the agency received more reports of inflight sexual assault than ever in the last 12 months, with some 63 cases, almost double the 38 cases in 2014, The Daily Mail reported.

These cases vary in age and in some cases, victims were as young as eight years old.

“Unfortunately, people don’t think things like this happen on airplanes. There is a perception on an airplane that you’re in a bubble of safety.”

Caryn Highley, FBI Seattle Division Special Agent

 

READ: Man accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman

READ: Female only rows – is this the solution to on board sexual assault?

What do you think – useful or kind of offensive?