Do you still need more proof of rape culture?
As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.
Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives.
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Rape culture is when you tell your mom you’re a Lesbian and have no intention of getting married to the guy she chose, because “I am NOT sexually attracted to men” and she says (verbatim) “once you getting married and start having sex with your husband, you’ll grow to like it”.
Or when your Doctor Mother says “having sex and children is not in your hands, but your husband’s. If he wants children and/or sex, how can you refuse?”