“Almost very woman in my life–my mother and mother-in-law, their sisters, my sisters, wife, and close friends–have experienced a form of sexual assault, groping, catcalling, molestation, rape, misogyny, and gender discrimination since they were young teens, and I fear for my daughters that this will be an issue that gets argued away by men, women, and a society that denies there’s even a problem.” -Guest wishing to remain anonymous
Wow. How can we talk about a future without rape culture?
What would society look like–and how is it changing–without the fear of sexual intimidation, silence about abuse, and sexual violence against women and men with the defense of those loud voices who deny there is even a problem (or claim the problem isn’t really a problem)?
What would our men talk and act like?
What would change–from gender conformity to the freedom of women to not fear sexual assault every day?
And how have things changed for our women and girls? For you?
What would business, love, dating, daily life, and the many layers of culture look and feel like without catcalling, groping, and the endless tales of rape and assault victims who have simply gotten used to life being this way?
As good as society has gotten, how far do we have to go?
Can it ever change? Should it? How?
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