Essay on Is Rape Culture Help Enhanced Rape?

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To what extent has rape culture help enhanced rape?
By: Nayely De La Cruz
A huge phenomenon has surfaced in the recent year which not only affects today 's society but one which affects future generations to come. An epidemic known as rape culture. Rape culture is a term h in which society blames victims of sexual assaults and normalized male sexual violence (http://www.wavaw.ca/what-is-rape-culture/). According to Marshall University rape culture is defined as "an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the social media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence, thereby creating a society that disregards women 's right and safety (https://www.marshall.edu/wcenter/sexual-assault/rape-culture/)." Much of today 's social media seems to encourage sexual misconduct, rape.
The most common way rape culture has enhanced rape is by discouraging victims and making them feel as if they were responsible for their own attack. Things such as victim blaming or slut shaming, two very common terms heard all to often with rape cases. Rape is define as "a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration perpetrated against a person without that persons consent (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/ rape). Victim whom called the Portland 's Women 's…

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