Monday, June 17, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

Part of “rape culture” means that we have a kind of Pavlovian response to when we hear a rape occurred…Not only do we have like this kind of knee-jerk response to blame to victim, but that we actually have a very sophisticated profile of what a victim looks like and why she needs to be blamed. So that there’s no thinking – no thought process – about the perpetrator in this case. “What was he doing at one in the morning? Why was he at a place where there was alcohol?”

american-unversity
Part of "rape culture" means that we have a kind of Pavlovian response to when we hear a rape occurred…Not only do we have like this kind of knee-jerk response to blame to victim, but that we actually have a very sophisticated profile of what a victim looks like and why she needs to be blamed. So that there's no thinking - no thought process - about the perpetrator in this case. "What was he doing at one in the morning? Why was he at a place where there was alcohol?
— Salamishah Tillet