If you are a man, you are part of rape culture. I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist, necessarily. But you do perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors commonly referred to as rape culture.
Nah, maybe I misundersto-
How are you part of rape culture? Well, I hate to say it, but it’s because you’re a man.
I’d like to point out that this chucklehead doesn’t actually *define* rape culture until a third of the way into the article, being more concerned with telling men they’re
According to Marshall University’s Women’s Center website:
Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women’s bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence, thereby creating a society that disregards women’s rights and safety.
Leaving aside the part where society is more likely to disregard men’s rights and safety for it’s own benefit (cf. war), note that the first Google result for RC, on my computer, is Wikipedia. Which is, alone among the top five results, gender-neutral. And yet, later on…
Rape isn’t exclusively committed by men. Women aren’t the only victims — men rape men, women rape men — but what makes rape a men’s problem, our problem, is the fact that men commit 99% of reported rapes.
But, I don’t limit this to women. I’ve also done this for two men who were clearly in a lovers’ spat. Whenever you see a situation spiraling out of control, and especially if someone is crying for help or being attacked, you should confront the situation. You don’t need to “break it up.” But engage, get involved, take down pertinent information, alert authorities, call the police. Do something.
So rape culture is about threats to women, from men, except when it…isn’t? Would you care to actually try and use a consistent definition?