An Analysis Of Rape Culture

There is no justice with in the legal system. We want our laws to protect us, yet for victims of sexual abuse and rape it is far from the idea of protection. When a victim comes to sheds light on rape the victim is often pushed down in court under Rape Myth Acceptance. Many women don’t come forward when attacked because it is so humiliating to be put on the stand and made to answer questions trying to prove that the person who attacked them was entitled to. Even after going through trails and embarrassment in the public eye, the criminal often goes away without conviction. Only 5% of Sexual Assault Crimes end with a criminal conviction. (Hildebrand, Najowski. 1054) People are often stumped by the idea that a woman wouldn’t speak out against …show more content…
In the book Native son Bigger Thomas, the main character of the novel, spends the night with his girl friend, Bessie. While the two are together in the night, Bigger rapes Bessie. (Wright. 134) Rape, and Rape culture is seen so often in television and books we’ve come to accept it. In classic lituratre what was once seen, as romantic gestures now seem like evidence of Rape culture. This early evidence of rape culture shows how people see women as the weaker sex, and any victims as weak. There should more discussions on the ideals of consent, if we have such a large set of examples of what is okay and what is not okay, how are we still struggling with the idea of no means …show more content…
Society shows how women are to blame for sexual assault by their attire, by their actions, by their environments. Women must travel in packs; women must always be in high alert. We make women appear weak so when Men are victimized, men are made to feel they are something lower than women, and lower than weak. How are we supposed to have equality when we don’t even have equality within our safety lessons? Men are taught nothing over the lines of preventing sexual assault, which is why so many people believe men can’t be raped. The only equality within victims is that an equal amount of boys and girls are sexually assaulted in youth. Bryden and Lengnick write, that maybe because we still blame victims to give male sexual access to women who are fearful of rape.

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