It’s Time to End ‘Rape Culture’ Hysteria

Posted: August 14, 2014 in Rape & Sexual Violence, Sexual violance
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March 20, 2014

The nation’s largest and most influential anti-sexual-violence organization is rejecting the idea that culture — as opposed to the actions of individuals — is responsible for rape.

“Rape is as American as apple pie,” says blogger Jessica Valenti. She and her sisters-in-arms describe our society as a “rape culture” where violence against women is so normal, it’s almost invisible.Films, magazines, fashion, books, music, humor, even Barbie — according to the activists — cooperate in conveying the message that women are there to be used, abused and exploited. Recently, rape-culture theory has migrated from the lonely corners of the feminist blogosphere into the mainstream. In January, the White Houseasserted that we need to combat campus rape by “[changing] a culture of passivity and tolerance in this country, which too often allows this type of violence to persist.” (Continue Reading…)

  1. georgefinnegan says:

    Everyone can be a rapist. This bullshit of saying that ‘we aren’t rapists – it’s those bad guys’ as being some kind of important message just demonstrates people are missing the point. Everyone wants to believe they’re blameless. When they spend too much time pretending to be pure, they close their minds to the reality that, if they don’t learn, and watch themselves, they too can cause harm under the wrong situation. The idea isn’t to support victims, as this article wants to propose, but to prevent rape. And to do that, we have to recognize the potential rapist in all of us and start acting like men, rather than farm animals.

    • Well, George, you are at odds with the very knowledgeable and informed ladies from RAINN. And although I agree with you that everyone can be a rapist, murderer, violent (including women), the fact is that an overwhelming majority of men are not and will never be. Education system is full of gender education and awareness programs. you want to blame patriarchy and masculinity ? you can do that, but you will only serve the hatred ideology of radical feminism. you will not prevent the next rape.

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