Sexual Objectification Of Rape Culture

1612 WordsApr 7, 20177 Pages
“You were asking for it,” is one the most shared comments and viewpoints expressed towards women who have been sexually assaulted or raped. According to “The Criminal Justice System: Statistics | RAINN,” 994 perpetrators out of 1000 rape cases will walk free; and every 108 seconds a sexual assault is committed. You may have heard of rape culture on the news, social media, and/or online, but rape culture isn’t just some group of people or a society, but rather the concept of rape culture means we have familiarized ourselves and have come to terms with rape and have made it our norm in society or our culture. We have learned to brush it under the carpet, and often joke about it, and even go so far as to blame the victim for the attack. The…show more content…
It is quite evident that such popular culture is the most influencing for the rape culture. Rape, as defined by Merriam-Webster is, “An outrageous violation; unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, another body part, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim.” Thus, if we were to combine the definition of culture and rape, then the definition would state, in short, rape culture is an integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior. Now that we understand the definition, we must now look at the influences. “Becoming a donor is probably your only chance to get inside her (Akalin).” No, you read that correctly, yet maybe inappropriately. This quote was displayed in an advertisement for none other than the Organ Donor Foundation. In this ad, it displays the quote, previously mentioned, directly to the side of a woman wearing lingerie. If that’s not objectifying, then I don’t know what is. Another popular ad, questioned by the article "Product For Sale: Sex or Cologne?" emphasizes sexual objectification more directly in an ad for Tom Ford perfume. Here, a woman is nude and covered with oil squeezing a bottle of perfume between her breasts, and another version shows the same woman squeezing the same bottle between her
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