Anne Theriault defines rape culture as “a system that everyone, men and women, unconsciously participate in. It’s a system that promotes the normalization and trivialization of rape. It’s a system that encourages the idea that male sexual aggression is the norm, and that violence and aggression are themselves sexy” (linked above).
Despite its prevalence in society, rape culture is often misunderstood or flatly denied. View more examples of rape culture and its effects HERE.