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rape culture

[ reyp kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈreɪp ˌkʌl tʃər /

noun

a subset of values, beliefs, and behaviors in a society that trivializes or normalizes sexual violence, including rape: Slut-shaming is one manifestation of rape culture.

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Nearby words

rapacity, rapacki, rapacki plan, rapallo, rape, rape culture, rape of lucrece, the, rape of the lock, the, rape oil, rapeseed, rapeseed oil

Origin of rape culture

First recorded in 1970–75
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