The Justification Of Rape Culture

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Rape CULTure “Rape culture is when rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality” (Wikipedia, October 2016). In other words rape culture is blaming the victim rather than punishing the person who committed the crime. For years rape has been justified by blaming the victim and justifying the rapist. Rape culture is built on misogyny and sexism. Misogyny is ingrained prejudice against women (Google, October 2016). Sexism is prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex (Google October, 2016). The system needs to put an end on blaming the victim and stop justifying the rapist 's actions.
Sexism is a role that gets tied into every rape case. If and when a case
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Trying to justify rape is like trying to justify a robbery. Justifying rape crime is almost like saying maybe if an individual wasn’t wearing a huge gold watch they would have never gotten robbed or maybe they should not have been wearing that kind of watch if they were going to a dinner. Women who have been attacked of this crime have been studied to have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Evidence also suggests that trauma exposure may have a cumulative effect on PTSD risk over the life span (Woods & Wineman, 2004). Women have …show more content…
Cases such as one of the most recent People [of the state of California] v. Turner implies that being a privileged white male can get you a bypass into an ineffective punishment. According to this chart campus rates of rape hasn’t changed in the past two decades.
This presents three issues in one case and that’s being a privilege white male. All the current issues tied into one case. In the case of Brock Turner his father, who happens to be a prime example of a rape apologist, a person who defends acts of rape usually by claiming that rape is not a serious crime and or that people do not need to give consent to sex. Quote from Turner’s father, ...his life will never be the one he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve. That is a steep price to pay for twenty minutes of action out of his twenty plus years of life. The fact that he now has to register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life forever alters where he can live, visit, work… (Dan A Turner 2016)
This is one of many of the examples that represent the fact that quote “Men hold more stereotypical beliefs about sexual assault, perceiving rape as sexually motivated crime rather than an action stirred by desire for power and control” (Anderson & Swainson,

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