Comment 111809

By Dylan (registered) | Posted May 28, 2015 at 07:40:59

There always seems to be a strong negative reaction to the description of our society as being a "rape culture". I think this is due to a misconception. Our society is not one that supports rape directly, that would be ridiculous (though unfortunately a reality some places in the world). It does however condone elements that contribute to individuals believing sexual assault on women acceptable.

As has been mentioned, the core issue is gender inequality which is deeply deeply rooted in our culture; and really, how could it not be when women have only been considered "persons" for under a century. There is not the overt inequity that there was then, but it's important to seek out and understand the double standards in our society and within ourselves in order to continue to make progress.

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