Examples of Rape Culture

Here's a bullet-point list of 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 raped instead of teaching men not to rape

This list was taken from 's piece titled: A Gentleman's Guide to Rape Culture it is a must read article written from the male perspective.

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