As an example, what is important to 'feminists' is bringing 'rape culture' to light:
If you could address the entire population of the world for 10 minutes, what would you talk about... — Rape Culture ask.fm/a/3epn9g6c
— Sarah M (@sazza_jay) April 20, 2013
This must be a very important concept in order for it to rank #1 on the list of things to educate the world about.
As to who might be supporting rape culture right now:
Bill Roache may or may not be a rapist. But he remains a hideous, vile little shitlord and an enforcer of rape culture.
— Sarah M (@sazza_jay) May 1, 2013
Bill Roache has been charged with rape. Yet it's not immediately clear how Roache has earned the term 'shitlord' or 'enforcer of rape culture' even if he is proven innocent. At first glance it seems Roache is an enforcer of rape culture because the man existed in the... errr... 'rapey' 1960s? One can provide comments below if one has more information...
Another person that wishes to educate us about 'rape culture' is Rebecca Watson:
This is what rape culture looks like ow.ly/1L0GOb Be sure to click the storify link,
— Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson) April 22, 2012
Most recently brought it up with an online tiff with Joe Rogan: (the one where 'feminists' came out to say it's ok to hate kids)
For the benefit of Rogan's fans, this is what outrages me: rape culture, which he says doesn't exist. bit.ly/ZB9wwO (TW)
— Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson) April 9, 2013
What is rape culture?
Rape culture is a concept which links rape and sexual violence to the culture of a society, and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and normalize, excuse, tolerate, or even condone rape.
Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, and trivializing rape. Rape culture has been used to model behavior within social groups, including prison systems where prison rape is common and conflict areas where war rape is used as psychological warfare. Entire countries have also been alleged to be rape cultures.
Although the concept of rape culture is used in feminist academia, there is disagreement over what defines a rape culture and to what degree a given society meets the criteria to be considered a rape culture.
Rape culture has been observed to correlate with other social factors and behaviors. Research identifies correlation between rape myths, victim blaming and trivialization of rape with increased incidence of racism, homophobia, ageism, classism, religious intolerance and other forms of discrimination.
What do Twitter 'feminists' mean when they say 'rape culture'?
Their criticism seems to circle around anything questioning female behavior - victim blaming is rightfully brought up as a huge problem.
That said, they don't even bother to scratch the surface of what cultural norms might support a 'rape culture'.
How could the insults we choose influence our culture?
Ponder about these insults for a little while:
@menshumor having trouble getting laid, huh?
— Sarah M (@sazza_jay) April 28, 2013
Indeed. Ditto this angry virgin: bit.ly/YBqnc1 RT @tkingdoll: People who are happy don't say things like that. Poor guy.
— Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson) December 30, 2012
I bet you're great in bed. RT @ramzaruglia: @rebeccawatson Are you mad that A&F implement No Fat Chicks buying at their botique? Cry for...
— Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson) May 8, 2013
@jaubertmoniker @barney_miller he is such a pathetic creep! i bet he's been jerking off to the god delusion and crying all night
— Amber Eeeeeee (@rare_basement) May 26, 2013
It's an important question: Exactly how does one respond to a sexist, angry statement or "joke" made by males?
By reminding them they are only valued if they have put their penis in a vagina multiple times, of course!
Rest assured the Twitter 'feminists' are leading us to the feminist utopia.
Obviously it is not helping the cause to borrow insults from what may be the most misogynistic and homophobic aspects of male culture.
While reminding males of the importance of intercourse with females, these Twitter 'feminists' may as well throw in f-bombs like 'faggots' and 'fairies' just to hammer home the point.
Can we imagine a feminism that thinks these insults are worse for women than someone dropping the c-word?
Can we imagine a feminism that speaks of objectification and safe spaces that does not throw sexualized parties?
Please. Twitter 'Feminists'.
Do not be hypocritical jerks.