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…