Jessica Valenti created a list of various news sources that tell women they drink too much and therefore will be raped.
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.
Among the list are:
- 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
- Express, Amend rape law so drunk girls can’t change their mind the morning after…
These are only a few of the articles written. Check out the link for the full list.