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Rape culture is something I knew very little about until a few years ago. Although I’m actually well-versed in gender studies (my Master’s Thesis in American literature focused on it), I wasn’t familiar with the term. Or, sadly, with the reality of the term. Both in my life and in the lives of all the women (and men) around me.

I wish more people realized what we’re perpetuating by failing to see the ramifications of our words and actions on the daily. As the mother of two sons, I’m doing my best, but I can’t help but feel like I’m hitting a wall in terms of making a real difference. I’m just one person, after all.

All of this is a lengthy introduction for this breathtaking poem that was posted on tumblr some time ago: “Rape Culture” by slk.

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