Rape Culture By Avery Martinov

Rape culture, is a sociological concept used to describe a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality.

Examples of rape culture:Blaming the victim (“She asked for it!”)

Trivializing sexual assault (“Boys will be boys!”)

Sexually explicit jokes

Tolerance of sexual harassment

Inflating false rape report statistics

Publicly scrutinizing a victim’s dress, mental state, motives, and history

Gratuitous gendered violence in movies and television

Defining “manhood” as dominant and sexually aggressive

Defining “womanhood” as submissive and sexually passive

Pressure on men to “score”

Pressure on women to not appear “cold”

Assuming only promiscuous women get raped

Assuming that men don’t get raped or that only “weak” men get raped

Refusing to take rape accusations seriously

Teaching women to avoid getting rape

"To sit under oath and inform all of us, that yes I wanted it, yes I permitted it, and that you are the true victim attacked by Swedes for reasons unknown to you is appalling, is demented, is selfish, is damaging. It is enough to be suffering. It is another thing to have someone ruthlessly working to diminish the gravity of validity of this suffering." Victim of the Brock Turner attack.

What is victim blaming? Victim blaming is when the rapist or people around the victim begin to question their validity and blame them for the attack saying such things as "she shouldn't have worn a skirt that low cut" or "she was asking for it"

Rebuttal: Now it's doubtful that anyone agrees with rape or rape culture, however the fact of the matter is their are certain people who not only feel sympathy for the rapist because they are young and shouldn't "pay for 20 minutes of action" with the rest of their life but they should. Because they have done something that has ruined someone else they say that only the rapist goes down but they are wrong they drag the victim down with them. Women should never have to fear walking down the street, going to the car alone, or being drunk at a party because it is our rights as human beings to feel safe. I feel their should be an end to rape culture.

Call to action: If enough people come together and fight against rape culture one day if enough people are educated about the truth of rape and rape culture it can be put to an end. Also see video

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