Rape Culture, You Decide

Now that we know what rape is, let’s also define rape culture. As with most things there are many definitions & opinions about how to define rape culture, but for the purpose of this blog – we will define rape culture just as how Emilie Buchwald, Pamela Fletcher and Maratha Roth did in their 1993 book “Transforming a Rape Culture” , as “a complex set of beliefs that encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. It is a society where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent…. Women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself.” (Transforming a Rape Culture). As a result, rape and acts of sexual violence is often times normalized and the victims of rape are blamed for their own assault.

What Culture do you want to live in?

Source

Barth, Melissa E. “Transforming A Rape Culture.” Magill’s Book Reviews (1993): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 2 Nov. 2015.

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