Essay on Rape Culture, Victim Blaming, And The Facts

1726 Words Oct 7th, 2016 7 Pages
After the recent case that has been in the news with sex offender Brock Turner, and his unjust confinement of 6 months (and only actually serving 3) for a potential 14-year charge, conversation surrounding sexual assault has sky rocketed. The topic I am researching is rape culture: what it entails, statistics concerning rape culture, as well as why and as how it is present in today’s society. Rape culture is the normalizing of rape, dehumanization of (mainly) women, but also applies to men, and shows that there is an actual problem in our society and that it needs to be addressed.

"Southern Connecticut State University." Rape Culture, Victim Blaming, and The Facts.
CONNSACS, 2016. Web. 20 Sept. 2016.

Within my first source Rape Culture, Victim Blaming, and the Facts, by Southern Connecticut State University, they state that rape culture is an “environment in which rape is prevalent” and “sexual violence is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture”. The article gives multiple examples of rape culture including victim blaming, “tolerance of sexual harassment” and teaching people how to not get raped, instead of teaching people to not rape. The University also gives more insight into what victim blaming is or how it is done, why people do it, and how we can come up against victim blaming. The article ends with facts around domestic abuse/ relationships and sexual assault. This article is credible because it an educational website and being that is a college…

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