“It’s just common sense” versus “Victim blaming”

rape culture

Rape culture means that a woman who doesn’t take all of those supposed “precautions” and ends up raped can end up blaming herself for what she did wrong. It also means that men can end up viewing a girl who is dressed provocatively and drinking too much as, well, “asking for it” and therefore fair game. And it means that society, yes, can talk about things like “legitimate” rape. And you know what else? It means that the emphasis is taken off of consent and placed instead on what a woman has to do in order to avoid being raped. [Read more...]