The Rape Culture
The rape itself causes not only physical damage to a human being but also deeply scars them mentally and emotionally and instead of working to alleviate the pain victims are ridden with, society perpetuates a culture that works to worsen the conflict taking place in the life of the victim.
The rape culture in our society has only grown as media has become an outlet of expression where many ideals about women and their sexuality are shared and debated. Mainstream news media in our society has a huge impact over how we perceive the world and is constantly striving to influence our views and ideals while skewing our perception of reality through biased portrayal of the happenings in our world. The way rape crimes are presented through news media sources have the power to negate the experiences of sexual assault of victims. News sources are aware that they have the power to manipulate people 's views and they exert this certain power through their portrayal of a story. And in the case of rape culture they can either choose to perpetuate it or stop it dead in its tracks. We clearly see the …show more content…
Rape culture encompasses a broad spectrum of popular culture and traditional values all combining in a way that causes aggression towards victims of rape. While unfortunately society as a whole has become used to the vicious attacks involving sexual abuse due to rape culture, it is not too late to change things. Rape culture exists only because we believe it doesn’t, we allow the degradation of women to occur on a daily basis while we promote the hyper sexuality of men. Society must stop and address victim blaming and the definition of masculinity and then work as a whole to rid society of misogyny and recreate the vision of men and women in a balance of both respect and