The media’s interest in rape culture these days (and, well, forever) seems to rest solely with young women’s behavior. (Rapist? What rapist?) What’s particularly telling is the pictures these outlets choose to accompany their articles - young white women partying, sometimes their heads cut out of the picture (for full dehumanization action!). Simultaneously shows who the media is most interested in, and who our culture is most interested in protecting the “virtue” of.
Bloomberg News, Campus Life 101: Getting Drunk Can Get You Raped
The Daily Mail, Date-rape drug? No dear, you just had too much to drink
The New York Times, Young Women, Drinking and Rape
Women’s eNews, Underage Women Sidle Up to Barroom Risks
The Daily Mail, How the Left censored the blindingly obvious truth about rape