Rape Culture And Rape Culture

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Sexual assault is a common problem in the United States. Studies have shown college women to have a higher chance of becoming a victim than those in the general population. Though studies have not been able to find the foundation of sexual assault, rape myth acceptance has been associated with the enactment of sexual assault.
Rape Supportive Culture Sadly, in today’s society when sexual assault happens, the victim is often viewed as being responsible, and blames herself or himself, more than the aggressor, whose actions is often excused due to the media and popular culture. Common responses that individuals provide towards the victim includes “she was asking for it,” or “she should have been more careful,” towards the aggressor, “boys will be boys,” or “he did not mean it,” or “it’s none of my business.” This list can continue for forever.
What is rape culture? Rape culture is defined by WGAC (Women and Gender Advocacy Center) as a culture in which sexual assault, rape and violence are seen together and a culture that the media normalize, desensitize, and condone (WGAC, n.d). “When this sexual abuse started why weren 't they rolling camera on it?”- Wendy
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Rape culture is shown in music and even everyday language. Rick Ross, Hip-Hop artist, have a verse on the song U.O.E.N.O that not only supports rape but it boosts listeners to try date rape. In the song Ross states, “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” Not only do these lyrics condone rape but it is also influencing younger individuals to believe that it is okay to drug a girl and have sex with

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