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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    The term says that it normalises male sexual violence which is pretty clear that this has not occurred in the modern West.

    Are you calling me a younger poster?

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    No one is saying that our culture is fine with sexual violence or embraces it.

    The modern west is made up of many groups.

    I'm not sure you are reading my posts.

    No, if I want to call you something I will do it directly.
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    No one is saying that our culture is fine with sexual violence or embraces it.

    The modern west is made up of many groups.

    I'm not sure you are reading my posts.

    No, if I want to call you something I will do it directly.
    You said a rape culture exists in the West using the 70s definition. And by the definition set out you are implying that sexual violence is normalised.

    Society as a whole does not accept rape or victim blaming.

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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    Except for women it is the first it is accepted and they get much shorter sentences for more serious crimes and people just say the victim should be happy a woman is sleeping with them.
    Doh, I post so many comments and threads asking for advice on student-related issues and only get replies when it's something mundane and pointless like this.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You said a rape culture exists in the West using the 70s definition. And by the definition set out you are implying that sexual violence is normalised.

    Society as a whole does not accept rape or victim blaming.

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    No, go back and re read the posts. On re reading them you will see that I agree with you and that also;

    There is rape culture as existed in the 70's that carried a particular definition and there are elements of this that exist today in some sections of western society to the degree that it is still an issue that needs work.
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    (Original post by abc:))
    Doh, I post so many comments and threads asking for advice on student-related issues and only get replies when it's something mundane and pointless like this.
    What on earth are you on about?
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    I don't believe there are any countries where a culture of rape exists. I don't believe that rape is institutionalised as a form of punishment or an acceptable exercise of control/power in any country. Thus I wouldn't say any country has rape engrained within its culture.
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    Of course it does. What do you think LAD culture is? What do you think "she was asking for it", "no means yes" etc amount to? Dear God.. :rolleyes:
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    Rape culture seems such a loaded term. So I won't use it. But....

    There is a very strong tendency to play down how commonplace rape and sexual assault is the UK, partly resulting from our keep calm and carry on attitude. The majority of rapes go unreported, with figures of around 10-15% normally given. Male victims are probably even less likely report them. Shame, self-blame, feeling that the victim won't be taken seriously are common reasons for not reporting. I'm aware of case where a policewoman told a rape victim to put the rape down to "experience", she was too shook up to disagree. I guess it keeps the paperwork and crime statistics down. Although that was 10 years ago and the police do seem to take accusations more seriously now.

    Recent research suggests up to 450,000 cases of child sex abuse over a two year period, implying around 85% of child abuse is unreported. That sexual abuse crimes by foreigners can elicit such a strong response but 450,000 kids being abused behind closed doors hardly musters a whimper gives an indication as to where our priorities lie.

    We also have very lenient punishments. In the worse cases, rapists are let off with a mere police caution.
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    (Original post by abc:))
    Doh, I post so many comments and threads asking for advice on student-related issues and only get replies when it's something mundane and pointless like this.
    You posted on the section named debate and current affairs you should expect replies
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Of course it does. What do you think LAD culture is? What do you think "she was asking for it", "no means yes" etc amount to? Dear God.. :rolleyes:
    Thank you

    I was loosing the will with this thread

    Good grief
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    No, go back and re read the posts. On re reading them you will see that I agree with you and that also;

    There is rape culture as existed in the 70's that carried a particular definition and there are elements of this that exist today in some sections of western society to the degree that it is still an issue that needs work.
    I did you read them, twice. You can't say there is a rape culture if only one element exists.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    I did you read them, twice. You can't say there is a rape culture if only one element exists.

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    A culture comparable in some ways to that which existed and was defined in the 1970's exists today.

    It is not as black and white as you are trying to make it. I don't know what your objectives are with that argument...
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    Rape culture is someone saying 'wearing a short skirt is like leaving your front door open'.
    Rape culture is survivors being asked in court about what they were wearing when they were raped.
    Rape culture is women being told if you wear revealing clothing/get drunk/make-out with someone/walk home alone at night they were 'asking for it'.
    Rape culture is university men's sports teams on nights out chanting 'No means yes. Yes means anal.'.
    Rape culture is when young men with 'promising futures' ahead of them are convicted of rape and people say they survivor going to the police has 'ruined' the men's lives.
    Rape culture is when people say that if someone accuses a rich man of rape then they must be lying for attention or money.
    Rape culture is saying that it must be consensual if the people are in a relationship/have had sex before/went home together even though none of these things constitute consent.
    Rape culture is saying men 'can't control themselves' around women who are drunk/alone/wearing revealing clothing.
    Rape culture is jokes about spiking people's drinks.
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    (Original post by SmallTownGirl)
    Rape culture is someone saying 'wearing a short skirt is like leaving your front door open'.
    Rape culture is survivors being asked in court about what they were wearing when they were raped.
    Rape culture is women being told if you wear revealing clothing/get drunk/make-out with someone/walk home alone at night they were 'asking for it'.
    Rape culture is university men's sports teams on nights out chanting 'No means yes. Yes means anal.'.
    Rape culture is when young men with 'promising futures' ahead of them are convicted of rape and people say they survivor going to the police has 'ruined' the men's lives.
    Rape culture is when people say that if someone accuses a rich man of rape then they must be lying for attention or money.
    Rape culture is saying that it must be consensual if the people are in a relationship/have had sex before/went home together even though none of these things constitute consent.
    Rape culture is saying men 'can't control themselves' around women who are drunk/alone/wearing revealing clothing.
    Rape culture is jokes about spiking people's drinks.
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    I am a male. I voted "Yes".
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    (Original post by Lemon Haze)
    I am a male. I voted "Yes".
    Why?
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    A culture comparable in some ways to that which existed and was defined in the 1970's exists today.

    It is not as black and white as you are trying to make it. I don't know what your objectives are with that argument...
    My objective is to cure the boredom of work.

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    Of course it exists... In the Middle East.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    My objective is to cure the boredom of work.

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    Haha fair enough, fair enough.
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    In third world countries, yes there is. In first world Western countries there isn't.
 
 
 
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