Rape culture shifts the blame onto women and off of rapist
March 11, 2016
Rape culture shifts the blame onto women and off rapist
In today’s society it seems as if it is hard to believe our ways of living and how easily we are influenced into believing what we are told. When it comes to rape culture in America, it becomes a topic of controversy. What are we being told about rape culture and its truths? The things we are told about rape culture makes our ways of living difficult especially for women, we must be careful with what we do and we say before it is taken out of context. Society is seeing more that women are the focus and are to blame for rape rather than the actual rapist themselves.
Rape culture is a term that is used to define the way our society perpetuates rape. Simultaneously blaming the victims for being rape. The statistics of rape have not changed but it has become clear that many people in society that use the “women can rape too” yes, women can but statistics prove otherwise. It was proven by the UN researchers who found that men use a crutch to justify raping women. It was found that more than 70 percent of men said they did it because of a so called “sexual entitlement” while forty percent said they were just angry or wanted a way to punish the women. The statistic I found repulsive was that about half of the men said they did not feel guilty raping the woman they had raped.
Society likes to blame women for getting raped. They come up with many reasons from the way they dress to the way they act but that gives no man a right to take advantage of a women who does not give her consent. People like to blame women for being “sluts” or “whores” but they don’t see how men are with women. Rape culture teaches women not to be raped but, it is also shifting the blame onto them and away from men who commit the crime. According to Marshall University Women’s Center,...