Our own Zerlina started the #rapecultureiswhen hashtag on Twitter this afternoon. Hop over there to see some examples of rape culture in action — and add your own. Check out a few powerful tweets after the jump.
#Rapecultureiswhen we make a million lists of “prevention tips” for WOMEN but fail to teach men not to rape.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) March 25, 2014
#rapecultureiswhen 50 teenagers saw what was happening in Steubenville and chose to do nothing.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) March 25, 2014
#rapecultureiswhen rapists are likely to graduate on-time with their college class, but victims are likely to drop out, delay or transfer.
— Jaclyn Friedman (@jaclynf) March 25, 2014
#RapeCultureIsWhen we tell 13 year old girls they can’t wear leggings because it’s “distracting” to the boys.
— ELIEL CRUZ (@elielcruz) March 25, 2014
#rapecultureiswhen is when people respond to horrible rape cases by saying they hope the perp “gets raped in prison.”
— Leigh Ann Renzulli (@lerenzulli) March 25, 2014
#RapeCultureisWhen an entire generation of sports and video game players have learned that “raped” is a synonym for beating their opponent
— Camille DeMere (@ManiacWrangler) March 25, 2014
#RapeCultureIsWhen women decide whether or not to appear on shows/websites based on whether they feel up to dealing with rape threats.
— Courtney Caldwell (@CultOfCourtney) March 25, 2014
#Rapecultureiswhen we learn romance from “Kiss The Girl”
— Jos Truitt (@jostruitt) March 25, 2014
Maya is tired of rape culture.