How to Prevent Rape: A Handy Instruction Guide

In case you were not clear on how to prevent rape here is a handy instruction guide. Feel free to print it out, clip it out and tuck it in your pocket. Also, a fantastic party favor to give away when your guests leave.


Have you ever heard someone express that rape is ok in certain circumstances? What circumstances do you think rape is ok? Have you or someone you know been raped because someone violated one of these 5 instructions listed?

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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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