Finland’s Oulu city council roasted online for feeble “no-no square” dance to combat rape

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A TikTok video designed to raise awareness of sexual abuse in Finland has gone viral and received a lot of attention – but not necessarily for the reasons that they may have anticipated. 

A video from the account @sannanopsa, representing the Finnish city of Oulu, was created to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and empowering people to be aware of rape.

The video, in which five representatives do a brief dance to the lyrics, “Stop, don’t touch me there. This is my no-no square,” has been ridiculed online for being a weak attempt to deal with a serious issue.

Twitter user Tiina Wiik shared the video, saying:

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“My home town has launched a 2,5 million euro project called Safe Oulu that aims at combating the (migrant) rape crisis. This is where the money goes. Kill me now. At least, be kind and lobotomize me so I won’t have to live with this image in my head.”

Wiik frames the sharing of the video in relation to a steep sudden rise in rape in the country that Finnish police statistics suggest is tied to the recent increase in migrants.

But even with that aside, the video was mocked for the council seriously considering this tactic to be an effective way to prevent rape.

Twitter parody account Titania McGrath shared the video saying:

While the video certainly did open up a conversation surrounding sexual abuse and the correct (and incorrect ways) to tackle it, the video’s vitality has given the world a glimpse into the Oulu city council, and they’re being roasted heavily for it online.

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Cindy Harper

Cindy Harper is a tech news staff writer based in Maryland, USA. After getting her start in local journalism, Cindy now reports mostly on social media stories for Reclaim. [email protected]