Rape Culture is engendered in a society in which rape and sexual violence are normalized. where rape is perpetuated by every aspect of our culture: in the media, the justice system, the prison industrial complex, our own government, music, advertising, etc. Rape culture is victim shaming and blaming. It is 1 in 6 women being sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. Where 75% of all survivors are assaulted by someone they know.
Victim blaming occurs when the survivors of sexual harassment/assault are held entirely or partially responsible for the transgressions committed against them.
Sexual assault is nonconsensual, intentional physical contact of a sexual nature, such as unwelcome contact with a person’s genitals, buttocks or breasts.
Affirmative consent is a clear unambiguous, and voluntary agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity.