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Page 317: We Do Have That Culture, Indonesia

/ Thursday, May 5, 2016 /
Yuyun was 14 when she got raped by 14 men and murdered. This sick incident is the reason why we need to change the law in Indonesia and educate people about rape culture. Seriously, we DO have a rape culture problem.

My buddy Fely sent me the link of this thoughtful writing about Rape Culture in Indonesia.
Go read this so we can learn to stop blaming on things like alcohol or woman's body.

Dear Yuyun, I hope your soul is in the most peaceful place right now.

"But rape and sexual assault isn’t just because of alcohol. To blame it on the alcohol is to detract the perpetrator’s responsibility from their actions. And that epitomizes the flawed system we have which propagates a rape culture.

But no one ever taught boys to not do catcalls. In fact, our people prides on it. Most believe catcalls should be taken as a compliment to the women, and they should be flattered. So whenever sexual crimes occur, it’s the blame game again: what was the woman wearing? was she flirty? Why not blame it on the men? Because it’s simply more convenient and more culturally acceptable to blame the women."


 
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