Remember, “rape culture” is just a myth

**Trigger warning**

A few days ago, I came across (yet another) blog post about “the myth of ‘rape culture’” and no, I’m not linking to it here. Last night on Twitter, thanks to The Nation’s Aura Bogado – read her latest here – I came across (yet another) hashtag that had descended into… well, I’ll let you see for yourself.

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So just remember, folks, next time you hear some uptight, panties-in-a-twist feminist ranting about “rape culture” and “normalization of intimate violence” and “people not taking sexual violence seriously,” that those harpies are full of it. Rape culture is just a myth! I mean, I had to look really hard to find the dozens of examples I found of references to roofies, chloroform, car trunks, bats, slipping molly into champagne, and just telling her she’s going whether she likes it or not! I had to scour the internet. I had to click on a hashtag. I mean, you’ll find sexism everywhere if you look hard enough.

Or, you could just wake up and look around and realize that, holy shit, we live in a rape culture - nothing mythical about it.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted September 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Geez…… Some days I just want to wake up and live in a different universe. Away from most of humanity. And be happy and feel safe for once. *sigh*

  2. Posted September 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    satire? maybe? so many of these are women!

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