Rape Culture

18 Apr

Thoughts from my Dark Chocolate Layer

You’re (hopefully) hearing more and more about rape culture. Or, at the very least, hopefully you’re hearing that phrase.

Rape culture.

Statistically speaking, someone you know has been raped.

Statistically speaking, 68% of sexual assaults to not get reported. And 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.

Why? Why on earth would sixty-eight out of a hundred people not report this life-altering crime against them?

As a survivor myself, I can tell you that the answer to that is complicated at best. But a significant part of the collective problems is rape culture.

What is that exactly, you ask?

Years ago, someone stole all of the CD’s/our CD player out of our car while we were at the beach. The first question someone asked when I realized what happened was, “Well, were the doors locked?”

That, my friends, is rape culture in a nutshell. The…

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in Uncategorized


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