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Response to boston bean (Reply #84)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 05:06 PM

86. We on DU have heard your stories many, many, many times.

It still does not mean there is a "rape culture" in the United States. You suffered a horrible tragedy, and I do have empathy. But your insistance upon equating your experience with a "culture" in the United States doesn't fly. Again it doesn't fly any more than saying we have a TV stealing culture or a car stealing culture, or whatever. You were the victim of a terrible crime. Really, I do get that. But it serves no purpose to say that we're just a rape culture because you were a victim of abuse. YOU suffered, and in a society of 320,000,000 other people, many others have suffered as well. No one condones it, no one accepts it. But you can't define it as our "culture."

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