While I read an article about Rape Culture I realized that this has been a growing problem in society specially in America. This article explains a little of the indignation America had about the case of the woman that got raped in India. But yet, they seem to do nothing about rape victims back home. Why when society hears about a rape they always try to question or even blame the victim. The victims go through enough trauma to have to feel they are responsible of being raped. No woman or man should be blamed for being victimized. Statistically speaking since “2006 there has been a 64% increase in sexual assaults”. There was a comment followed by this statistic said by Fox News analyst Liz Trotta “that at this rate woman should expect to be raped”. If it’s not bad enough that society tries to “teach” woman not to get raped and someone telling us that woman are not likely to escape from this traumatic event. We should start worrying more on teaching people to respect and not to touch someone that doesn’t want to be touched in any way. No means No! Doesn’t matter if the victim was drunk, or in any other circumstance. Instead society tells victims what and what not to wear and how to act. It’s not fair that women have to stop doing things because they are afraid of being victimized. Sometimes society might even say it was her fault and it wouldn’t of had happened if she was at the right place at the right time. But doesn’t society think that if it wasn’t that victim it would have been another person. The problem is that the offenders are not paid much attention by society starting by police. Another statistic in this article states that out of 100 rapes only 5 receive a felony conviction. That is a very scary number if you ask me. We need to step up as a society and instead of teaching women to dress and act a way that wouldn’t get her raped (whatever that might look) we need to start teaching people to respect one another. According to this article a rape-culture has the following characteristics “a society that asks victims to be accountable for their actions, but offer forgiveness for rapists; and a society that believes rapes are made-up most of the time”. Does this sound familiar?
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