Rape Culture

October 28, 2017
By CrimsonbutterflyA SILVER, Burney, California
CrimsonbutterflyA SILVER, Burney, California
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Favorite Quote:
"No guts. No glory. No legend. No story."
"They say we're dreamers but we're the ones who never sleep."
"If you surround yourself with 4 millionaires, you're bound to be the 5th."


At six years,

he helps a little girl up after she falls and he's called,

"Momma's little man."

At ten years,

he's holding hands with his friend

who is a girl

and he's called names. His father tells him

he needs to

"Man up"

and can't hang around

girls.

At thirteen years,

he's never dated and he's called

"Gay"

his father is telling him he needs to

"Bulk up"

and

"Man up"

At fifteen,

he's cat-calling and

disrespecting the girls at his school

and the school does

nothing

He's called

"Hot stuff"

At eighteen,

There's a drunk girl in his bed

but he lets her sleep

and the next morning he's told

he should have gone for it

and he's called

"Spaz"

At twenty-one,

he goes for it,

and he's called

"Rapist"


The author's comments:

There's a huge stigma about how a "manly" man should be, and it all piles on through the years until little boys that thought holding hands was as bad as it could get go to men who laugh in the face of rape and rape culture, even claiming it doesn't exist.

But it does.


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