Have you ever had a conversation about sexual assault, consent or rape culture? And what exactly is rape culture anyway?
Being surrounded by images, language, laws and other everyday phenomena that not only allows but justifies sexual violence. “Living in a rape culture” means that we are continually exposed to advertising, film, TV, music and online content that sexualizes and trivializes violence, especially violence toward women and girls. Sexual coercion and control seem so “normal” that people don’t view rape as a shared problem to solve, but “just how things are.”