#rapecultureiswhen trended on Twitter last night, seemingly sparked by Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) after she was told she was "overhyping rape culture."
This article is a collection of some of my favorite tweets because I think awareness is important. Many people ignore the existence of rape culture, or if they acknowledge it they do not understand its extent. So:
Rape culture is when...
any talk about rape turns into the obvious fact that "not men all like that!" instead of "too many men are like that."
men are allowed to travel, go out at night, get drunk, wear whatever they want--without it being seen as "asking for it."
a song about having sex without consent (with lyrics straight from rapist's mouths) tops the charts for an entire year.