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For this episode we sent out a survey to see what your personal experiences have been with rape culture, here's how you responded:

 

Are a survivor or rape or sexual assault?

How do you define rape culture?

A setting in which rape is normalized in popular culture through pervasive societal attitudes.
The culture we in now. Where making rape jokes “are cool”. And we teach women and female passing people to “dress appropriately” instead of teaching people to just not rape.
Ugh, where to start.
Rape culture acts on an individual, community and institutional level to exonerate rape, present women’s/gender-nonconforming bodies as property, and maintain power.
A culture in which bodily autonomy is not respected, consent/lack thereof is not respected, rape is normalized and even considered potentially justifiable by many people, victims are blamed, and some of us are taught to actively anticipate rape and attempt to prevent being raped while living our daily lives.

Do you feel your (formal) sex education gave you a comprehensive understanding of sex and consent?

No. In my sex education we were told if the girl is drunk ‘it’s a grey area.’
No, not at all. I feel, if anything, my sex-negative education harmed my knowledge of sex and consent.

DO YOU HAVE OPEN AND HONEST CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CONSENT BEFORE ENGAGING WITH A NEW PARTNER?

We stand with you. This can't wait.