Let's Take That Crap Down
Why Does Rape Culture Matter?
Rape Culture- is the ways in which society blames victims of sexual assault and normalizes male sexual violence. It may be unintentional, but attacks pop culture and society from every angle.
We as a society are too permissive on the issue of rape. If we hate and work against rapists so much, why do we allow them to walk free? Why do we allow songs that openly portray and support rape like 'Blurred Lines' to hit our top charts?
I found these statistics from hercampus.com, and found some shocking other information. One in 15 men have committed rape, and 1/3 of rape happens to girls between the ages of 11 and 17.
The graphic above describes the horrors inflicted by rape that so many people refuse to acknowledge. These are real facts, it's really interesting to see things how they are.
But What Can We Do?
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YOUTHSPEAKS, Rhiannon McGavin, and Belissa Escoloedo. "#BNV14: Finals, Los Angeles "Rape Joke"" YouTube. YouTube, 25 July 2014. Web. 09 May 2016.
"Facts and Statistics About Rape and Sexual Violence." Her Campus. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2016.
"Reporting Rates | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network." Reporting Rates | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2016.