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Part 15: Rape Culture: A Sense of Entitlement

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In this continuing series, guest blogger Toria helps us consider rape culture and how to better “do justice” for women. Warning: May contain explicit images, language, and/or triggers.
The United Nations performed a study in Asia, trying to get to the bottom of the rape epidemic in that part of the world. They surveyed 10,000 men from Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. One quarter of them confessed to being guilty of rape. Just less than half of them said that they had committed more than one rape, and one in ten men said that they had raped a woman with whom they were not in a relationship. They were then asked what their motive had been to assault their victim. Here are some notable results:
•     The top answer: (~75%): They felt entitled to her body.
•     The second most popular answer: They were bored
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Part 14: Rape: It’s a Weapon

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In this continuing series, guest blogger Toria helps us consider rape culture and how to better “do justice” for women. Warning: May contain explicit images, language, and/or triggers.
For decades, the women in war-ravaged regions of the world have been a target for soldiers with a predilection for sexual violence. These rapes are most often done for fun, but it is also a way of controlling the women of these countries, never letting them “forget their place.”
In many cases, these women suffer injuries following the assaults. One common type, called a fistula, damages their reproductive organs as well as parts of the digestive system, and without going into much detail, it essentially makes it impossible to control what comes out of the body. As if suffering these injuries weren’t bad enough, these women are often shunned by their families and sent away so that they can no longer bring
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Part 13: Rape Culture: It’s Bigger Than We Think

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In this continuing series, guest blogger Toria helps us consider rape culture and how to better “do justice” for women. Warning: May contain explicit images, language, and/or triggers.
 What I have told you so far makes the situation sound dire. Women in North America have an incredibly difficult time dealing with the dangers of just being women. They could be in jeopardy in any number of situations simply because a man is around.
So how could this get worse?
In case you don’t pay much attention to international news, I’ll tell you why: because this doesn’t just happen in North America. It’s global. And it’s ancient.
There have been many high-profile cases of rape and assault around the world, as well as questionable quotes from high-profile people from outside North America. Here are the ones I came across:
•     A group of young men in New Zealand called the “Roast
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