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The Nation‘s Top Ten Things to End Rape Culture has great analysis, and gets right to the heart of the issue. The excerpt below gives you an idea of the tone of the article, but the entire things is worth the read:
Rape culture exists because we don’t believe it does. From tacit acceptance of misogyny in everything from casual conversations with our peers to the media we consume, we accept the degradation of women and posit uncontrollable hyper-sexuality of men as the norm. But rape is endemic to our culture because there’s no widely accepted cultural definition of what it actually is.
The idea of being critically aware of the media we consume is a large focus of the groupFAANMail, one of our local, awe-inspiring activist networks here in Philadelphia. The article generally just includes many wonderful suggestions for things we can all do on a daily basis to break down rape culture, one brick at a time. So, check it out!
Once you’ve finished reading, and decided you agree with suggestion 11, “Stop Laughing At Rape” — watch Trigger Warning, a film about rape culture and rape jokes (and featuring our site leader, Rochelle Keyhan!) and like the film on Facebook.
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