Rape culture  | Pakistan Today

Rape culture 

We all can see the heart-wrenching condition of our society due to increasing higher number of sexually assaulted cases of children who is under 9 to 13 years old. Being a Muslim it’s the worst ever the condition of our society. Not only this after they sex with” little flowers” they brutally killed them.

Here are the following reasons why society is covered with this rape culture.

Rape culture is a sociological concept for a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. Behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, slut-shaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, refusing to acknowledge the harm caused by sexual violence, or some combination of these. It has been used to describe and explain behavior within social groups, including prison rape and in conflict areas where war rape is used as psychological warfare. Entire societies have been alleged to be rape cultures.

The notion of rape culture was developed by second-wave feminists, primarily in the United States, beginning in the 1970s. Critics of the concept dispute the existence or extent of rape culture, arguing that the concept is too narrow or that, although there are cultures where rape is pervasive, the idea of a rape culture can imply that the rapist is not at fault but rather the society that enables rape.

There have been many movements that been made in order to address rape culture, such as SlutWalk and Me Too. These movements have helped share people’s stories through the use of hashtags which are embodied and connected to rape.

Government of Pakistan should take notice on this alienation about rape crime and make a law or give orders to hang those people who commit this sin.

SHAHZAIB SHAIKH

Karachi



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