Rape Culture Research Paper

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1.What is Rape Culture? Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence is normalized and victims are blamed for their own assaults, it is also the use of misogynistic language, objectifying women’s bodies,g and the glorification of sexual violence, creating a society that has little respect for women. In many cases it’s situations in which sexual assault, rape, and general violence are ignored, trivialized, glamorized, or many times joked about. Rape culture is present in terms like,“why couldn't you keep your legs closed” or “boys will be boys”. Rape culture is the suggestion that only nice girls can be raped because girls who dress a certain way at act à certain way were “asking for it” or leading the perpetrator on. The way a person acts or dresses could make people say they were “asking” for it, leading people to assume that only girls of a certain way of life can be raped.School dress codes or judges asking victims “why couldn't you keep your legs closed”. Men are part of rape culture because they perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors that can be apart of rape culture and they are sometimes even victims of rape and rape culture themselves. Aspects of rape culture such as Victim-blaming makes it harder to come forward and report the abuse. If the survivor knows that you or society blames her for the abuse, she will not feel safe…show more content…
According to an RAINN article seven out of ten acts of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone in the victim's life. Perpetrators of sexual assault might be a date, but they could also be a classmate, a neighbor, a friend’s significant other, or even a family member. It’s important to remember that dating, past intimate/ sexual relationships or acts like kissing do not give someone consent for more sexual activity for the future. Consent is required for every time a sexual activity is to take

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