Rape culture

‘Victim blaming has been normalized in our culture. There are endless instances of threats made to victims, and questions asked about how the victim got into the situation rather than putting the blame on the perpetrator and having a culture that says, “just don’t rape people.” Rape is a violent violation that is not all about uncontrollable desire but about power and taking someone’s right to freedom away. Who are they to decide that someone deserves to be violated because they are drunk or passed out? Who they you to decide that someone should be violently punished for trying to look attractive? Why shouldn’t that have to learn how to earn it and be held to a standard above animals?

Men of color are treated like animals if they are accused of rape. White boys are treated protectively as though everyone should understand it’s a natural thing to happen that shouldn’t affect his superior future. All lives matter?” -Unknown

Why Isn’t a Rape Allegation Worth an Impeachment Inquiry? https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/11/trump-impeachment-hearings-rape/602428/

Kansas judge calls girls the ‘aggressor’ in sex abuse case



Former doctor who raped heavily sedated patient will serve no prison time https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/18/no-prison-time-ex-houston-doctor-who-raped-heavily-sedated-patient/1031665002/

Ex-Baylor frat president indicted on 4 counts of sex assault won’t go to prison https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/11/us/baylor-ex-frat-president-rape-allegation/index.html?no-st=1550295872

A powerful exhibition shows what rape survivors wore when they were attacked https://qz.com/quartzy/1180426/what-rape-survivors-wore-when-they-were-attacked-is-on-display-at-a-museum-in-brussels/

“Scary time for boys” music vid 

Pastor to Stanford swimmer’s father: ‘Brock is not the victim’ http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/08/us/pastor-letter-father-brock-turner-rape-stanford/index.html



Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says

The family court judge also said the victim should have been told that pressing charges would destroy the accused’s life. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/nyregion/judge-james-troiano-rape.html

Frat boy rapist unpunished 




Rape and murder of indigenous woman Man Given ‘Pass’ To Get Out of Jail After Strangling, Sexually Assaulting Native Woman This man admitted to kidnapping, strangling, and sexually assaulting an Indigenous woman — yet he was given ‘one pass’ and will face no time in prison

Former IU student charged in 2 rape cases takes plea deal, will serve 1 year of probation

Amandla Stenberg Opens Up About Her Own Sexual Assault in Powerful Op-Ed

Relax, Ladies. Don’t Be So Uptight. You Know You Want It

Pastor to Stanford swimmer’s father: ‘Brock is not the victim’ http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/08/us/pastor-letter-father-brock-turner-rape-stanford/index.html Brock Turner Appeals Sexual Assault Conviction

In Alabama — where lawmakers banned abortion for rape victims — rapists’ parental rights are protected

Charles Barkley Talks Kobe Bryant’s Lawsuit: ‘He Had a Flaw That We All Know About’ – Complex

The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles – Vox

Steve King: ‘Would there be any population of the world left’ if not for rape and incest?

Opinion | Steve King is wrong about rape in medieval Europe the same way he’s wrong about rape in modern America – NBC News

Opinion | Padma Lakshmi: I Was Raped at 16 and I Kept Silent – The New York Times

Teenager accused of rape deserves leniency because he’s from a “good family,” judge says – The New York Times

4 high school football players charged for allegedly raping teammates with broom – ABC News

Her rapist was offered the chance to see her child, victim claims – CNN



Man Awarded $175,000 After Gang Rape During ‘Scared Straight’ Program in Canada – VICE

South Carolina lawmaker jokes about sexual assault amid Kavanaugh allegations – POLITICO

National Guard soldier killed herself after being gang-raped by colleagues: mom