Rape Culture

Feminist Literature, 1974

Rape being normal, accepted, and OK in our Western countries because women exist and we all hate them.

Despite rape being generally punishable as a grave, morally-repugnant criminal offence with an average of 15–20-year sentence (albeit with a dreadful 2% conviction rate), and no evidence existing of a systemic belief or desire amongst 50% of the population to rape strangers or relatives due to being born male, the idea originated Noreen Connell’s Rape: The First Sourcebook for Women by New York Radical Feminists” from the content of the 1971 New York Radical Feminists’ “Rape Conference”.