understanding rape culture

Videos and graphics from The Lesson

Explaining rape culture to the devil

Let's Talk Porn

Discusses the ways in which porn can perpetuate rape culture

Blurred Lines

How is this an example of rape culture?

Resources to Learn More

Understanding Rape Culture and Examples

Victims Blaming, Myths, and Doubting Survivors

Pornography and Sexual Violence

Ending Rape Culture

Masculinity/Gender Norms

Survivors' Voices

These are two letters from survivors of sexual violence that highlight the prevalence and the consequences of rape culture.

  • Stronger Together - a letter published in The Harvard Crimson by members of the Harvard women's soccer team who were targeted in a sexual "scouting report" by the Harvard men's soccer team. A powerful read about "locker room talk."

  • Chanel Miller's Victim Impact Statement - (Content Warning: this contains graphic details of sexual assault. Please read at your discretion). Chanel Miller is the survivor of a sexual assault that took place at Stanford University and garnered a lot of media attention. This is the impact statement that was published after the trial. It highlights key elements of rape culture and their devastating consequences.

    • Chanel Miller also published a fantastic book that explores these topics more - Know My Name