This is a version of an article that appeared in the Otwo magazine, as part of issue 11 of volume XIX of the University Observer. I will post similar articles in this style from time to time, where I attempt new things.
I am going to start this post by including a trigger warning; this post involves many references to rape itself, rape culture and victim shaming. I will be talking about some statistics about rape in Ireland and USA. I will be outlining some of the problems of rape culture too. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive guide by any means. For instance, I deal mainly with victims of rape who are female and I don’t really go in to what is and isn’t consent, but you can find a great post about that here.