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Rape Culture

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If stories about sexual assault all over the news points to any truth, it is that there is urgent need to change the culture surrounding sexual assault: How do we teach powerful men not to sexually harass or assault the people they hold power over? How can we band together to stop sexual assault and harassment? How can we stop rape culture in its tracks? So-called “jokes” may seem like the most minor of issues related to rape culture — but the first thing we all need to learn is what to say when someone jokes about sexual assault. These jokes have nothing to do with your sense of humor, and everything to do with normalizing and trivializing the idea of sexual assault. When people make jokes about rape, about men overpowering women, even about women deserving it, and no one calls them out on it, it’s a signal that the joke’s…