Rape Culture & Men

Walton, Gerald. What Rape Culture Says About Masculinity. October 16th 2017.  The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/what-rape-culture-says-about-masculinity-85513

This article by Gerald Walton is an important piece in the world of today, specifically due to the Time'sUp and Metoo! movements. This focuses on men's role in the system, and in rape culture, and how necessary it is to teach men NOT to rape, instead of teaching women to NOT get raped. This article also sheds light on how men may believe rape culture exists, but are filled with gaps in terms of knowledge about the actual topic. 

Anonymous. How the Justice System Let's Sexual Assault Victims Down. September 2nd 2016. ABC. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-02/brock-turner-justice-system-sexual-assault-victims/7801784

This anonymous written article focuses in on her own sexual assault, and compares it to the Brock Turner case. This is a first hand account on her horrid experience and how victim blaming creates a huge problem for the justice system, the defendant and the mental health of the victim. Victim blaming seems to be a quick way to get out of doing hard time, or reflecting on the pain caused. It is easy to say 'she was wearing too short a skirt," rather than admit that wrong was truly done. There are also phenomenal statistics in this article that show Turner's case is not necessarily a unique one.