Images are powerful. Particularly because, as humans, we are not immune to them. Many advertisements sexualize violence against women, this, perhaps, is even more painful as it associates male sexuality with violence, reinforcing the idea that this is somehow “biological” or “inevitable.” This is how rape culture operates: it doesn’t say outright: “go and rape,” but it does make that seem less horrible, less dehumanizing, more easily imagined.

Rape Culture By: Ania Jedrzejczyk
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