AYYYYY! Unfortunately we're not back in the Digital Diamond Studios this week due to a scheduling conflict and personal obligations. However, we would never leave you empty handed! This week we're reposting one of our earlier episodes on "Rape Culture". This was one of our most controversial episodes and was banned from a myriad of social media sites but we feel it NEEDS to be heard. Enjoy! (again).Rape culture was coined by 2nd wave feminists in the 70's, made popular by 3rd wave feminists in the 2010's and carries with it so many negatives we can barely keep up. Listen in as we discuss the history, the repercussions and attitude towards rape culture and, in effect, toxic masculinity.
Rape culture is a sociological
concept for a setting in which rape
is pervasive and normalized
due to societal attitudes about gender
Behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming
, sexual objectification
, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, refusing to acknowledge the harm caused by sexual violence
, or some combination of these.
It has been used to describe and explain behavior within social groups, including prison rape
and in conflict areas where war rape
is used as psychological warfare
. Entire societies have been alleged to be rape cultures.
The notion of rape culture was developed by second-wave feminists
, primarily in the United States, beginning in the 1970s. Critics of the concept dispute the existence or extent of rape culture, arguing that the concept is too narrow or that, although there are cultures where rape is pervasive, the idea of a rape culture can imply that the rapist is not at fault but rather the society that enables rape.