Essay on The Rape Of Rape Culture

1202 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
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 gets taken to court the victim gets questioned “Well what were you wearing?” or “Were you drinking the night of the incident?” Judges also tend to ask for evidence. Women have been blamed since the fall of man in Genesis. 97% of rapists never spend a day in jail for their crime which means that only 3% serve about a day or so for this crime. There are numbers, there are facts, but people and specifically the people of power still choose to deny the facts. This is why rape myth is present, as well as rape culture. Backed up by, quote men express a greater acceptance of rape myths, identify less with the victim and more with the rapist (Vrij & Firmin, 2001), subscribe to rape-supportive attitudes (McQuiller Williams, Porter, & Smith, 2015),…

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