Rape Culture is Everywhere – Watch The Most Popular Sitcoms Prove It

Rape Culture is Everywhere – Watch The Most Popular Sitcoms Prove It

This.

I LOVE Modern Family, but I remember that episode well and had the same sigh worthy reaction when Phil says his line. It’s not the ‘severity’ of the jokes that’s the issue, it’s how these experiences become devalued and normalized, leading rapists to honestly believe they have done nothing wrong (Steubenville, for example).

“these jokes make the person on the receiving end more likely to blame the victim, fail to take rape seriously and support lower sentences for rapists. Research also finds that this trend is only magnified for men who already display sexist beliefs.”

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