“She was asking for it. Did you see what she was wearing?”
“She was asking for it. I mean, she was definitely hitting on me.”
She never asked for it.
Our clothing does not equal our consent. It never has. It never will. A crop top and short shorts does not equal consent. A flirtatious attitude does not equal consent. Having sex with you on Friday does not equal consent to having sex with you on Tuesday. A drunk yes is not yes. The only thing that will ever equal consent, is a sober and meaningful yes. Wow, who would’ve guessed!
Rape culture is a culture where victims are blamed for their own assaults. It’s a culture where survivors come forward and they’re questioned about what they were drinking or what they were wearing. A culture where 97% of rapists never spend a day in jail.
Kesha came forward about being raped by her producer for 10 years. When she came out, was it the
Men can be raped. Men do get raped. Bloomingdale’s recently made an ad. An ad promoting rape culture. “Spike your
Folks, wake up and smell the rape culture! It’s in the movies that we watch, the songs that we listen to, even store ads that we look at! We need to stop overlooking this. It’s a real issue. We can’t keep on letting rapists go free. We cannot leave our survivors silenced. The truth is ugly, but by acknowledging it, we are one step closer to living in a better place.