Rape Culture

Definition

  

rape culture

A society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse.

Source: Oxford Dictionary (online)


Stats

  

Campus Sexual Violence: Statistics

College-age adults are at high risk for sexual violence:

Male college-aged students (18-24) are 78% more likely than non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault.

Female college-aged students (18-24) are 20% less likely than non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault.

Source: RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) online

In the News:

  

Brock Turner, former Stanford swimmer assaulted a passed out student. This is not  OK. Passed out is NOT consent!


Rape Culture on Campus - how to improve

  • Universities need to properly report and have transparency around Rape Statistics and clear Policies to support reporting and to support victims.
  • Staff and Students need to stop Victim-Blaming
  • Campuses need to Prioritizing Education on Consent
  • Campuses should not Stifle Protest Action and Student Organization
  • Universities should not be in denial that Rape Culture Exists