What do you think about when you hear about Rape Culture? Do you think about women who were raped? Do you think this is just a phrase women made up to blame everything on men? What is Rape Culture?
We are all touched by rape culture whether we like it or not. We are touched by it in movies, on tv, on the street.
Rape culture is “a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse.”
Rape culture is the man or women who makes you uncomfortable as they ogle you on the street (and feel they have the privilege to do it).
Rape culture is a pop song that discusses persuading someone to say “yes” even though they strongly say “no”.
Rape culture is basing a validation of rape based on what was (s)he wearing.
Rape culture is the statement,”(S)he deserved it.”
We all experience rape culture every day. As previously posted, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is not too late to throw on your favorite red lipstick (or get a favorite red!)and take a stand against Rape Culture by helping Redmylips.org spread awareness.
Last night I wore Kiss for a Cause for date night and a red heart on my hand to continue my dedication to #redmylips. I struggled with whether this photo sent the "wrong message" and, then realized, why do I care? If I want to take a picture of my hand and my lips, why am I worried that it could be taken "the wrong way"? This is Rape Culture. It is the pervasive need to make sure we aren't doing something to encourage sexual violence. This is unacceptable. I will post my picture because I'm taking a stand with @redmylipsorg against Rape Culture and Sexual Violence. Will you? #endrapeculture #notaskingforit #foodforthought #ok2share
10 Percent of my red lipstick sales will be donated to RedMyLips.org. Email me at notonyourcollar gmail.com to find out what red Lipsense colors I have in stock.