Well it seems that telling Wikipedia that they have it wrong does get some fast action. So now it even mentions that men were there at the start and even hints at who coined the “Rape Culture™”.
A 1975 documentary film, Rape Culture, produced and directed by Margaret Lazarus and Renner Wunderlich for Cambridge Documentary Films, discussed prison rape in the context of a larger cultural normalization of rape. In 2000, Lazarus stated that she believed the movie was the first use of the term. Although the film discussed mainly male-on-male rape in prisons, modern feminist theory uses a broader definition of rape culture that includes non-prison society as well.
Bit of an issue still – cos if “Rape Culture™” has expanded from a male prison and outwards to non-prison society as well, doesn’t have to be Gender Neutral?
Ah well back to the edits! Maybe next time the page won’t be internally contradictory?
MediaHound is surprised what he found when you ask questions, and just how hard it has been to get a straight answer.
I have been surprised by the uses of the term “Rape Culture™”. It has exploded in the last 12 months, and I was surprised that no one using the term could explain it’s origins. So many could express opinions about what they believed it to be and mean, but none could say where it came from.
When I asked for information I was treated with discourtesy and even told that I simply refused to listen to women. I was even told that I was MRA. I actually took that as a compliment, as I do like to deal with facts and reality as a “Meddling Rational Archivist”; I look for sources and correct attribution. I don’t just accept what people claim, if the claims can’t be a backed up. An opinion is not the same as Data or a well drafted argument based on facts, reality or research.
So here is what my meddling has uncovered, with the help of a few kind people who treated my requests for information with good faith.