Rape Culture

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If you have been online, or turned on a tv lately, you’ve probably heard a news story that’s going around… I won’t address that story directly, but I’ve had this weighing on my heart heavily.

We live in a generation that glorifies rape. You see it made fun of on TV Shows, Movies and Music, and on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and even Vine and Youtube. Videos going around of guys “stealing kisses” from girls, or touching women inappropriately and running away… We say that we’re against it, but we watch them, before expressing our “anger” in the comments, or sharing them to “raise awareness”, but all that does, is allow more people to watch these videos and share in the culture. A perverted, disgusting culture we’ve created.

Because of that we hear more and more stories like the one in the current news cycle. Our culture almost makes it acceptable. That has to stop.

If you are a man, BE A MAN! A man doesn’t take advantage of women. He doesnt allow other men to take advantage of women. He doesn’t get close to them when they are asleep/passed out. He doesn’t try to force them to do something they don’t want to do. He takes NO for an answer and walks away, even if it hurts his pride. He gets over it. A man respects women, and sees them as a beautifully created creature by God, whom he has no power over. Be a man! Change your culture!

If you are a woman, I’m sorry. You are worth more than what the media says about you. You are beautiful and perfect just as you are. You don’t have to change who you are to impress a dude. The right one will come along. You have the right to stand up for yourself. You have the right to say no. You have people you can talk to. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone if you’ve been hurt. You are loved!

Don’t be afraid to call the police, and please know that even if the justice system fails you, there are men all over the world who are willing to stand up for you.

If you are a victim; there is hope! 800656HOPE (4673)

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