Definition of rape culture in English:

rape culture


  • A society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse.

    ‘the film takes a look at rape culture and what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated society’
    • ‘On Thursday a large mass of students came together to protest rape culture.’
    • ‘To end violence against women, we must end rape culture, not female freedom.’
    • ‘Rape culture is a real thing women live with.’
    • ‘I am starting to get worried how far this rape culture thing goes.’
    • ‘I fear articles like this dilute the strong examples of rape culture by taking the concept to tenuous lengths.’
    • ‘The major problem with rape culture today in the United States is that many rapes go unreported.’
    • ‘Rape culture is still a current problem in America today; we should not promote any aspect of it.’
    • ‘In NZ everyone is equal and we don't have a rape culture.’
    • ‘This is a small step towards addressing a rape culture that protects the aggressor rather than the victim.’
    • ‘There is definitely a rape culture problem in Australia.’