Then there's also a "murder culture" and a "violence culture" and a "birth culture" and a "food culture" and a "fart culture" and a "dog ownership culture" and a "beards on Jews culture".SadakoMoose said:The point behind rape culture isn't that it outright endorses rape, but rather that it furthers a collection of beliefs, tropes, imagery, and cliches that make rape seem normal. Not good, not encouraged, but "normal" or "to be expected". No one is suggesting that rapists are ever portrayed as sympathetic, but the way rape itself is portrayed is often based more on cliches seen from the male perspective rather than honestly. That's the problem that most people have when the criticize Millar's work for it's depiction of rape, in that it's irresponsible and continues the tropes and idioms that perpetuate the modern, and still ignorant and still flawed, image of rape. Again, please read the contents on the site I linked in the previous post.
If there's a "rape culture" then there's a culture for every bad thing ever.
Rape IS "normal" (or whatever that means). It happens. It's a bad thing. Unless you're trying to say that "rape culture" makes it seem that rape happens more often than it actually does? Wouldn't that be a good thing for the sake of awareness? I'm honestly trying to understand what "rape culture" is supposed to even mean, because it's so far nothing but a bunch of hogswash.