What is rape culture?

 

In a rape culture, we do not have control over our own bodies.

In a rape culture, people are surrounded with images, language, laws, and other everyday phenomena that validate and perpetuate, rape.

Rape culture includes jokes, TV, music, advertising, legal jargon, laws, words and imagery, that make sexual violence and coercion seem so normal that people believe that rape is inevitable.

Rather than viewing the culture of rape as a problem to change, people in a rape culture think about the persistence of rape as “just the way things are.”