At one point, Ensler stops to read a page of results from a poll in the U.K. eerily titled, “When Is It Okay to Rape A Woman?” The first answer is “when a man has spent a lot of money on her.” She then reveals the percentage of men who agree… and the percentage of women who agree. The two numbers are not very far apart. More answers include “when she is drunk”, “when she wears provocative clothing”, and “when she says ‘yes’ but changes her mind”, which all carry astounding percentages of men and women who concur. These statistics echo the very definition of rape culture. Rape culture is culture, the one that we’ve built that values men more than women and is oblivious to this hierarchy.
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