Rape culture is a term for the kinds of stories, messages, attitudes, and patterns that get reinforced in popular culture, which end up legitimizing gender-based violence.
Continued exposure to these types of messages contribute to the sense that these activities, behaviors, and beliefs are normal and even rewarded.
- Harvard University Panel on Sexual Assault on College Campuses This forum, moderated by Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor for the Office on Violence Against Women, examined the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students, including those perpetrated by "undetected" rapists, and discussed evidence-based prevention strategies.
- The Clothesline Project The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed.
- Transforming a Rape Culture A groundbreaking collection of diverse voices tackling a wide range of important issues, this book is a much-needed step toward eliminating the sources of rape and rape culture.
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