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{October 27, 2013}   Violence Against Women – Rape Cultures Worldwide

 Join hands in the national campaign against rape that will go on from September 22 till December 10

The problem is indeed a deeply international one. In a report published last week, the United Nations found one in four of the men it surveyed in six South Asian countries had committed rape at some point in their lives. The men who admitted to sexual violence gave many reasons for their actions, including sexual entitlement, entertainment, anger, and alcohol use. Even more terrifying was the fact that about 58 percent of those who had raped a non-partner had committed their first rape as teenagers. 

“To say, ‘Oh, it’s like that over there, and not here,’ is to shut our ears to the epidemic of sexual violence and oppression against women that is prevalent around the world,” Jonathan Walton, the director of NYCUP, told PolicyMichttp://www.policymic.com/articles/64525/rape-culture-is-a-worldwide-problem-and-these-organizations-are-solving-it

Yale…Brodsky notes: “Yale saw that it was getting away with it, just like the frat clubs. The government lets Yale get away with it – Yale lets the frats get away with it – there are multiple layers of old boys’ clubs.” 

To add insult to injury, Yale has made it a point in their official language to refer to rape solely as “non-consensual sex.” The Yale president’s explanation of this was, “People come to very different understandings of what happens.” 

Brodsky responded, saying “Yale thinks it can talk its way out of a problem. They’re using language that obscures the violence. If you say you gave a written reprimand to someone who raped their classmate, that would be difficult to ignore … they might think it was OK if you called it non-consensual sex.” http://www.answercoalition.org/national/news/connecticut-women-fight-back-yale-rape-culture.html

San Francisco: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/26/date-rape-drug-suspected-after-san-rafael-bar-patron-assaults/

The normalization of rape through the use of comedy. What’s wrong with Rape Jokes??? http://www.policymic.com/articles/47113/is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-good-rape-joke

Sarah Silverman: “…at the very least question their reason for making a rape joke. What purpose does it serve, who does the joke really benefit? Are you just making a rapist feel as if their actions are accepted by society? http://www.policymic.com/articles/47113/is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-good-rape-joke

De-mystifying Date rape drugs http://teenadvice.about.com/library/weekly/aa062502a.htm

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: http://www.aaets.org/article136.htm; Trinka Porrata/Project GHB: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50133480n

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