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So saturated in culture, we don’t even notice. Rape starts in ideas and belief structures long before the act itself.

February 1, 2013

So saturated in culture, we don’t even notice. Rape starts in ideas and belief structures long before the act itself.

5 ways rape culture goes unnoticed.

January 28, 2013 | by Sarah Ogden

Credit: The Nation

(Trigger Warning: Rape/Rape Culture)

We’ve been hearing a lot about rape culture these days. The brutal and lethal rape in India, the sheer malignance  of the high school boys in Steubenville, the House of Representative’s refusal to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

A lot  of really brilliant folks have been talking about these atrocities in terms of rape culture, and rightly so. These are the largest, most visible ways in which rape culture is perpetuated.

But the problem with focusing on just these stories – these awful, inexcusable stories – is that we avert our attention from the very real ways in which we contribute to a culture of rape apologia, a culture where sexual violence is largely expected and made insignificant by cultural norms.

See more: http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/01/five-ways-rape-culture-exists-unnoticed/

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