Rape Culture

The term Rape Culture serves as a tool to name the trivialization and toleration of rape and sexualized violence as well as sexual harassment, which can be found not only in specific social classes but also in entire societies. In this context, the blame for a rape, for example, is often attributed to the person affected by implying that he or she provoked the act through his or her clothing or behavior, which can be described as victim blaming. At the same time, the behavior of the perpetrator is justified. Rape culture thus refers to a misguided idea of consent and consensuality, which reaches a peak in the incel community, for example.