Someone said :
A study related to the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on an increase in bra-free women (4 times more since the lockdown, seems to have also revealed how much the rape culture, reinforced by religiosity, pervades and perverts our societies.
20% of those asked said that a rapist should have attenuating circumstances if the woman's nipples showed through her top!
That's astounding that 20% still think something along the lines of "Well in all fairness she was asking for it really", I wonder if the same 20% would still think that a rapist should have attenuating circumstances if a woman's nipples showed briefly when she was breastfeeding her child in a public place. I'm betting not but the main reason for that is that in general a lot of people are pretty fucked up when they try to separate what they deem as acceptable and unacceptable, for example in the case of rape, into shade or grey rather than into the black and white that it should be perceived as.
Do you feel people around you still make excuses for rape and sexual assault, and shame the victim more than the perpetrator and those who enable him/her?
I think "most" people wouldn't condone or excuse rape but that's not the problem, most people in general do find it appalling but the problem is that a lot of the same people also joke about it and when you have a culture of people who say in public that it is sick and disgusting but then joke about it (especially men, sorry lads but it's true) it creates a false reality in the rapists head that they aren't the villain in the story, what they are is a Robin Hood type character standing up for men everywhere.
A prime example is every time you hear a man say "she is only a lesbian because she hasn't met a man with a big enough cock yet", I'd say the rape of hundreds of thousands of lesbians around the world have been predicated by that phrase.