Unit 1 Manhood and violence
20 Topics | 20 Quizzes

Topic 2.6 Rape Culture

  1. Blaming the victim

Rape is the only crime where the perpetrator feels innocent and the victim feels ashamed (Chesnais, 1981)

Furthermore, there is an idea of the imposition of rape resistance where the victim have to proof that she has physically resisted the aggression from the beginning until the end, and the absence of “no” is translated immediately as “yes

All these stereotypes blame women and re-victimize even through institutional violence.

This leads us back the concept of “consent” (which you have seen in Module 2).

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