Tag: rape culture

Judges perpetuate rape culture

After two years, a Canadian judge, who made disgusting, misogynistic comments toward a rape victim may finally lose his job. In 2014, Justice Robin Camp, a member of the Canadian Federal Court, presided over an alleged rape case in which he essentially blamed the young woman who was assaulted.

Pedophile deserves more jail time

A 20-year-old man from Orange County who raped a 3-year-old girl last summer will face a punishment that certainly does not fit the crime.

Rape Culture: The media’s role in normalizing assault

The term “rape culture” is being used more and more frequently in social media, public conversation and even the mainstream news media.

Insightful art protests rape culture

Issues of rape culture in the media were addressed in Pomona College Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, “Project Series 48: #sweetjane” by artist Andrea Bowers on Feb. 27.

Rape definition update is progress

Ever since the Federal Bureau of Investigation proposed to change its definition of “rape” in 2011, removing the word “forcible” and making it inclusive to all genders, the number of reported rapes has increased. This change forces us to reevaluate what society, especially victims, define as rape.

Commentary: Media perpetuates rape culture

Over a month has passed since Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond of the Steubenville rape case were found guilty for raping a 16-year-old girl while she was unconscious back in August, 2012. Mays and Richmond, both football players of Steubenville High School, were sentenced to juvenile detention until they turn 21.

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