Rape Culture


Am I going to get raped checklist FINALI drew this last week and it was first published on Medium, the new blog platform started by the founder of twitter, Evan Williams. The cartoon was in response to  discussion in the media as to whether or not women are responsible for their own behavior if they are raped. In other words, is it somehow her fault?  Many of us women go silently in our minds through the questions above before we go outside, just to be sure we are not raped. We may not even be aware we are thinking these things, we do it instinctively.  It’s a measure of rape culture.

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About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men, http://www.narrativemagazine.com/store/book/women-men
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6 Responses to Rape Culture

  1. Nikki Stern says:

    I love this, Liza. It’s on target, painful and painfully true. I just joined Medium as well. We’ll see.

  2. Dena says:

    Well done Liza. It is too bad we find ourselves thinking this way, but talking about the issue is key to resolving it. I just read an article about Elizabeth Smart who is speaking openly about what happened to her while she was kidnapped and held captive. I admire her honesty and I think as a culture we have to face up to the problems a ‘rape culture’ creates.

  3. Link Nicoll says:

    What a bold cartoon about a difficult subject. You struck the perfect balance. Thank you.

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