“This is not just a feminist issue. It’s everyone’s issue.”
In this compelling presentation, Zerlina Maxwell challenges us to rethink our understanding of rape. Zerlina details how rape culture affects us all as she brings up issues such as consent, bystander intervention, and rape in same-sex relationships.
“I stumbled into rape culture,” she proclaims. This is the case for many survivors who are confronted head-on with insidious misconceptions about rape after their attacks. Hopefully, this type of conversation becomes more common.
Hopefully, we can continue to educate ourselves and shift our attitudes as a society so that nobody else has to stumble through the aftermath of rape alone. Listening and heeding Zerlina’s words would be a good start down that path.
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