Monday, January 4, 2010

What is Rape Culture?

So I've been bringing up rape and rape culture lately because I loved the book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and because Britni has been writing about it lately on her blog. So I've been inspired.

But maybe all this talk has been going a little over your head? I'm not being condescending here, I just forget that I have a degree in gender and women's studies and most of you probably don't. I may use words and phrases that you don't know. In a recent blog post Britni alerted me to a great post on Shakesville that describes rape culture rather than just defining it. I recommend checking it out in either spot if you've never heard the term before, or even if you have. You might really learn something new.

Because the truth is, we can't have a sex positive society where everyone is encouraged to express their sexuality openly without changing the culture of rape.

And look forward to more posts by Britni on her blog about rape and rape culture. Its great to see sex bloggers who tackle difficult issues.

Related Posts:
1. But I'm Not a Rapist
2. How to Approach Women Without Being Maced
3. Recommended Reading

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