Rape Culture Blog Series

19 Part Series on Rape Culture on Aspire2.com

Dr. Sandra Glahn invited me to write this 19 part series on rape culture for her blog, Aspire2.com. All 19 parts to the series are listed below. By the end of this series, I hope that you will be able to see examples of rape culture in your daily life, understand that these cultural narratives dominate media, and take steps to help change these dynamics.

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Women and girls experience sexual violence at higher rates than men and boys. Eighty-two percent of all juvenile victims are female, and ninety percent of adult rape victims are female. Sexual assault affects everyone around us, yet most of the perpetrators walk away. Out of 1,000 rapes, 995 perpetrators will not go to jail. Because of this fact and many other reasons which this series will cover, many people do not report crimes to the police. Only 230 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are even reported to authorities. That means about three out of four go unreported.*

Part 1: Rape Culture: Series Introduction

Part 2: Rape Culture and the #MeToo Movement

Part 3: Victim-Blaming and Slut-Shaming

Part 4: Rape Culture and Consent

Part 5: Rape Culture and Why I Didn’t Report

Part 6: Rape Doesn’t Happen Only in Dark Alleys

Part 7: Rape Culture and Language, “It’s Just Locker Room Talk”

Part 8: Rape Culture and Television

Part 9: Rape Culture and Literature

Part 10: Rape Culture and Politics

Part 11: Rape Culture and Colleges 

Part 12: Rape Culture and Gender Stereotypes

Part 13: Rape Culture and Pornography

Part 14: Rape Culture and Race

Part 15: Rape Culture and #ChurchToo

Part 16: Rape Culture: It’s Bigger Than We Think

Part 17: Rape Culture: A Sense of Entitlement

Part 18: Rape Culture: What I Can Do

Part 19: Resources for Sexual Assault Victims

*Statistics from RAINN—the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

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