by Sonya Yoshiki, a volunteer activist against rape, especially in Asian nations.
It is extremely important to broadcast intolerance for things that create a pro-rape culture. Internet postings of rave rape contests by college-aged males is one example of things to watch out for.
Rape is no joke. Joking about rape further normalises a rape culture and the high instance of sexual violence in campus society.
Objectification of women and children is on the upswing. Concomitantly rape is the most rapidly growing crime around the globe, it seems. Those two things seem correlated.
Reporting rape is not so prevalent and most rapes go unreported. Many police forces seem to think the victim is at fault if she drinks or dresses in a provocative manner.
The RINJ Campaign (Rape Is No Joke) reminds young people in the Washington DC area of the case of Mr. Nathaniel Hart, a Washington D.C. man who in January 2010 raped a student at Montgomery College in a campus bathroom and was subsequently sentenced on July 16, 2011 to 90 years in prison by Judge Eric Johnson.
Both the victim and the perpetrator came to learn the seriousness of this horrible crime. It needs to be taken seriously.