Culture : The Disequences And Effects Of Rape Culture
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Many people are under the impression that rape culture is a made-up thing, created so that people, specifically women, could get attention. When in fact, that is the complete opposite of what it is. The women’s center at Marshall University defines it as “ an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women’s bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence, thereby creating a society that disregards women’s rights and safety” (Marshall University). Teens these days and for the past decade have been being raised on rape culture. Rape and sexual violations of other people are not made as big of a deal as they once were. We need to stop this broken system that continues to protect male abusers, blame victims and condone violence against women.
Many dress codes specifically in middle school and high school are biased, more of the rules apply to the girls than the guys. “[E]ight banned articles of clothing, such as spaghetti straps and crop tops, geared toward women while only two -- saggy pants and muscle shirts -- are directed to men” (Park) More than half of the dress code rules apply to girls. This case is not uncommon. Girls are raised hearing “your shoulders are distracting the boys, leave class”. “your knees are distracting the boys, leave class”. What they are actually hearing