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Rape Culture

Inquiry Question: How are women today changing rape culture/sexual violence
especially by using social media?

What needs to be done to end sexual violence and rape culture?

Sources:
1. "Revolutionary Millennials." Revolutionary Millennials. Feminist Killjoy, 28 May
2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2016.
<https://revolutionarymillennials.wordpress.com/tag/rape-culture/>.
This source has multiple different pieces of work that deal with rape culture. It has poems
people have written, personal experiences and stories, and articles and posters about rape
culture. Almost all of the pieces of work on this website deals with social media also.
2. "Who Are the Victims? | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network."
Who Are the Victims? | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Web.
28 Mar. 2016. <https://rainn.org/get-information/statistics/sexual-assaultvictims>.
This source focuses on facts about rape and sexual violence and rape culture. It lists a lot
of statistics about the subject.
3. "Facts and Figures: Ending Violence against Women." Headquarters. 2016. Web.
28 Mar. 2016. <http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violenceagainst-women/facts-and-figures>.
This source lists more facts mainly about sexual violence and the statistics. It discusses
various forms of violence and the measures to be taken to end it.
4. Brand, Noah. "What Nobody Wants To Admit About Rape Culture -." The Good
Men Project. 24 Aug. 2015. Web. 28 Mar. 2016.
<http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/brand-what-nobody-wants-to-admitabout-rape-culture/>.
This source discusses rape culture and what is wrong with it. It even suggests that people
should not dehumanize the rapists by calling them monsters because it actually helps
perpetuate the very culture it tries to oppose.
5. Wilson, Sarah Ruth. "Rape of the Land: 21st Century Ecofeminism and
Environmental Rape Culture." The Americanist Diversion. 24 Feb. 2016. Web. 28
Mar. 2016. <http://theamericanistdiversion.com/2016/02/24/rape-of-the-land21st-century-ecofeminism-and-environmental-rape-culture/>.
This source is an article Sarah Wilson wrote. It discusses rape culture and how it is seen
today with women as well as men. It discusses how many people believe rape culture is a
made up theory that extreme feminists created just to have another thing to argue about. It
says how that is not the case.

6. Bates, Laura. "This Is Rape Culture and Look at the Damage It Does." The
Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2016.
<http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2014/feb/14/rapeculture-damage-it-does-everyday-sexism>.
This source discusses what rape culture is and talks about media objectification mostly
towards women. The author of this article uses many tweets on social media to get her
point across. She shows examples on twitter of rape culture.

7. Kitchens, Caroline. "It's Time to End 'Rape Culture' Hysteria." Time. Time, 20
Mar. 2014. Web. 28 Mar. 2016. <http://time.com/30545/its-time-to-end-rapeculture-hysteria/>.
This source discusses how rape culture has become mainstream. It talks about rape on
college campuses and what we are doing and what we need to do to prevent it. It also
discusses how a tolerance of rape is not acceptable.
8. Kegler, Anna. "The 21st Century Rape Whistle: How to Think Critically About
Tech for Women's Safety." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 03 Nov.
2015. Web. 28 Mar. 2016. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anna-kegler/the-21stcentury-rape-whi_b_8414042.html>.
This website talks about technology benefiting rape culture and making women feel safer.
They created an app for women on their phones about how to deal with scary situations
or rapes and etc!
9. Bowman, Christin P. "3 Components of Rape Culture and What You Can Do to
Fight Back." Psychology Benefits Society. ADMINISTRATOR, 18 Feb. 2014.
Web. 30 Mar. 2016. <http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/18/3-components-ofrape-culture-and-what-you-can-do-to-fight-back/>.
This website lists components of rape culture and how you can fight back. I enjoyed this
website. It lists components such as sexual objectification of womens bodies as well as
power, anger, and hyper-masculinity.
10. Moseley, Walter. "Ten Things to End Rape Culture." The Nation. The Nation, 04
Feb. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2016. <http://www.thenation.com/article/ten-things-endrape-culture/>.
This website listed ten ideas to help end rape culture. For example, it talks about how you
could help more if you were educated on the topic and probably learn more about the
politics involved as well as knowing your history and facts. After every ten thing listed, it
has a paragraph for each one discussing more in depth the ten ideas.