I had to re-blog this. Gretchen Kelly article about the Rape Culture that is still very much alive, is thought-provoking, informative and very well written.
Edit: The Rape Culture is not confined to the US, it’s actually a part of the human culture and is found in most, possibly even ALL human societies all over the world – to lesser and greater degrees – depending on a number a number of cultural, religious, socio-economic, class and geographical factors.
“Me and a gun
and a man
On my back
But I haven’t seen Barbados
So I must get out of this
Yes I wore a slinky red thing
Does that mean I should spread
For you, your friends your father, Mr. Ed”
-Tori Amos, Me and A Gun
My daughter used to play a game when she was a baby. She would crawl over to our magazine rack and tear up the pages. When I would say something to stop her, she would cover her eyes. She thought, in her adorable baby brain, that if she covered her eyes we couldn’t see it therefore nothing was happening. We laughed each time she did this. We marveled at the simple naiveté of a small child. We thought it was precious. But you know what’s not precious? When adults do it. When we do it. When society does it. When we…
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