It’s time again to write about serious stuff!
This thing had been on my mind since I know what is rape and then listen to things people around me talked about it! So what is rape culture? is it like everyone love to rape everyone? which is super scary! and no that’s not what it’s mean. Rape culture base on my google search is :
Rape culture is a term that was coined by feminists in the United States in the 1970’s. It was designed to show the ways in which society blamed victims of sexual assault and normalized male sexual violence. Many feminists have provided great definitions of what rape culture is and how it plays out everyday.
So you must think, who in the sane mind will blame the victim right? Who?!!! Unfortunately, here in Malaysia there are some people still thinking like that. Of course not all, people mind is individual thing and it’s not right to stereotype all Malaysian like that. But like I said, there are some people.
I’ve read a fb post about how this girl had a debate with an uncle about rape. How the uncle said that girls should not wear revealing clothes if she does not want to be rape. BULLSHIT alert! how is that making any sense? like seriously? so it’s the girl faults? and the thing is, sometimes religious talk (ceramah) also support the uncle view.And this ceramah is listens by thousand of people. This kind of thing just make non muslim has bad impression of Islam.
If we follow the uncle logic, girls who wore modest clothes shouldn’t get rape right? but they do. So how is that this uncle can think like that? This is rape culture guys! blaming the victim for rape crime, saying the girls asked for it. So the guys is innocent? it’s because their nature that they kept thinking about sex, if that the case all guys should be a rapist. But that’s is not what is happening!
This kind of thinking really scared me. Like how parents always remind their daughter to stay away from dodgy place but didn’t remind their son to treat woman with respect! This has to change. Maybe we didn’t realize but we are adopting this culture and it has to stop. We have to change our mind set.
Till next time.