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It is this exact culture that the Rhodes rape protests centred around. That women (promising young students themselves) who report rape, are tied up in red tape, disbelieved and humiliated to preserve the careers of the poor men who raped them (or, in some cases, to preserve the reputation of the institution that should care for them).

A recent conviction in the United States has once again brought rape culture under the spotlight, with the attitudes expressed by both the father of rapist (not “alleged”; he has been convicted) and his victim, expressing just how rape culture favours the guilty.

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