A group from the United States have come up with a new slogan: #RapeCultureIsNoSelfHelp.
It is an attack on the culture of “rape culture” that has been around for decades and a common trope in Hollywood movies and TV shows, but for some, it has brought up painful feelings.
This is because the phrase has been used by some men in Australia and around the world, and has been adopted by other groups, including the US and the UK.
When asked if this was an anti-feminist statement, one of the organizers of the campaign, Samantha Brown, said it was a personal attack on herself.
“I am saying that it’s a term that has a history of using to refer to sexual violence and it is the exact opposite of what rape is, which is consensual sexual activity,” she said.
“So to me, it is really a personal choice.
I would have a hard time explaining to anyone why that would be a good idea, it’s really complicated.”
Brown, who is also an Australian, said the slogan was created because she felt she needed to speak out.
“This is the year 2020 and I feel like it’s the right time to take a stand on this issue and to make a statement about the problem that we face,” she told The Conversation.
“There are so many other ways to go about it.
When I first started talking to people, I felt really alone and really uncomfortable, so I started using that word, but it’s become more and more important now that I am a part of this movement.””
I have had to come up against so much discrimination in my life and it’s been really tough and scary.”
When I first started talking to people, I felt really alone and really uncomfortable, so I started using that word, but it’s become more and more important now that I am a part of this movement.
“Ms Brown said the campaign had gained momentum since she and her partner, Sarah, a self-employed graphic designer, first started to share their experience of rape with other people.”
The people who are speaking up are really brave, so we feel like we have a responsibility to be heard, and it can really help us to build support for other survivors,” she added.
The slogan, which started as a joke, has now been adopted as a rallying cry for people to speak up against rape culture.
According to the organisation Rape Culture Is No Help, rape culture is a phenomenon in which rape is seen as acceptable because of the way it is done.”
Rape culture is not just a crime committed by men,” the website states.”
It is also the normalised, normalized, institutionalised, and glorified rape of women.
It happens in the home, on the street, in our workplaces, in schools and in bars, in cinemas and on our TV screens.””
When we see it in a film, on a TV show, on our Facebook wall, we are expected to accept it as normal and normalised,” it adds.”
We are told that it is a natural and natural thing, it can’t be stopped or even questioned.
“As a result, rape is normalised and normalized in the society and often people are unaware of what is happening.”
Most of the time it’s not the women who are being raped, it usually is the men who are raping them.
“Rape Culture Is Not Help’s campaign includes a hashtag #RAPICTUREISNOHELP and has become a trending topic in Australia.
However, many people are still unsure about the impact the campaign is having.”
How is rape culture supposed to be stopped?
It’s still happening,” said Brown.”
If we start to use this term to describe a society that’s still treating rape as something normal, it means that we have forgotten the importance of women in our lives and of consent in our relationships.
“A lot of the people who have been speaking up have said they feel unsafe and that they are feeling threatened.”
What are we doing to stop rape culture?
I don’t know.
It’s really up to us.”‘
The problem with rape culture’It is often said that rape culture stems from the way that the word is used, which has been described as “patronising”.
Rapes in Australia are usually perpetrated by men, but are also perpetrated by women and girls.
A survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that nearly one in three women had experienced sexual violence in the past year.
More than one in five (22 per cent) of women have experienced sexual abuse in their lifetime.
The survey also found that around one in six women experienced rape during their childhood.
One in three (34 per cent), have experienced some form of sexual abuse, and one in seven (19 per cent, or 20 per cent of women) have been physically or sexually assaulted.
Many of the issues that people have experienced