What is rape culture?

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This episode of the Constructing Change podcast discusses rape culture. I spoke with Tara Henderson from the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, Carrolyn Johnston from Carleton University's Sexual Assault Support Centre, as well as women celebrating International Women's Day, to hear their thoughts on rape culture. 

We talk about what rape culture means to women in today's society. How pervasive is it? Who is affected? Where do we see rape culture? You'll hear from support workers, activists, Robin Thicke-haters, and even a young woman who admits she doesn't have much of an understanding of rape culture. 

If you want to contribute to this discussion, check out some of the related tools on the Activist Toolkit (or add some of your own!). If you're looking for ways to challenge rape culture, check out this tool on Draw-the-Line.ca. There's also a great resource on supporting survivors of sexual assault.Violence UnSilenced is another great site and community offering a safe and empowering space for survivors and supporters. 

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