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Mini Rape Culture
Transcript of Mini Rape Culture
What is Rape
The stallion and
1974- First use of term
1992- Scholars argue about changing term to "rape-supportive culture"
2011-Slutwalk brings term to the mainstream
Rape culture is...
a society in which beliefs, stereotypes, the media and norms present sexual assault as understandable, excusable and condonable.
Laugh At It
What messages do we get about women?
“Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl [referring to an audience member who “heckled” him about rape jokes not being funny earlier in his set] got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now (Bassit, 2012)."
Rape culture is in part created by stereotypes regarding how men and women behave, especially in dating or sexual situations.
"Rape is the logical outcome is men
act according to the 'masculine mystique' and women act according to the 'feminine mystique' " (Herman, 1994 p; 52).
What do you think?
What would you call a man who had sex often?
What would you call a woman?
This presentation discusses sex and sexual assault.
It includes magazine ads that depict sexual violence and a discussion of words that may be offensive.
Please be mindful of yourself and your needs.
Thanks for Participating!
Assault Survivors Advocacy Program
Office Number: (970) 351- 1490
24 Hr Hotline: (970) 351-4040
Bassist, E. (2012), "Why Daniel Tosh's 'rape joke' at the Laugh Factory wasn't funny." The Daily Beast.com.
Herman, D. F. (1984), "The rape culture," from Women, A Feminist Prespective. ed. Freeman, J.
North, A. (2011). "Can you tell the difference between a men's magazine and a rapist?" Jezebel.com.
North, A. (2010). "Study: Women, young people blame victim for sexual assault," Jezebel.com
24 Hr Hotline (970) 472-4200
Or (877) 352-7273
First....lets talk about consent
What do you know about consent?
Consent is a key part of healthy sexual relations
Sexual assault is defined as sex without consent
Who is to blame?
Victim blaming is the idea that a survivor of sexual assault is somehow responsible for the attack
Which of these have you heard?
She was asking for in that skirt
You shouldn't have walked home alone in that neighborhood
They paid for dinner, they are entitled to have sex
You shouldn't have been drinking
He must have wanted it because he didn't fight back
Moves accountability from assaulter to victim-survivor
Myth of Invincibility
How to Stop Rape Culture
There are 220 different words in English to call a sexually active women. There are 20 for a sexually active man
A society in which consent isn't needed for sex...
or at least not "verbal" consent
"A key that opens many locks is a master key, and a lock opened by many keys is just a bad lock."
One third of women say a victim/survivor is to blame if she dresses in a sexy way (North, 2010).
In Other Media
Fact or Fiction
Most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim/survivor knows
Fact; about 2/3 are someone the victim/survivor knows
Most sexual assaults are false reports
Fiction: About 2-10% of reports are false
Men cannot be raped
Fiction: Men make up about 10% of victim/survivors
What to do....
If a friend shares they have been assaulted
Listen and don't judge
Take care of yourself
What to do if...
You are sexually assaulted
Therapy and Advocacy
Take care of yourself
Men's Magazine Test
Girl's love being tied up; it gives them the chance to be the helpless victim
I think girls are like plasticine; if you warm them up you can do anything you want to them
Boys will be boys
Girls will be sluts
Charlotte Runcie said of the episode: "grim scene was difficult for the show to justify. Sansa has been through plenty already and using rape as female character development is a fantasy cliché that can so easily look crass."