The session in which we discuss Rape Culture and the March to End Rape Culture (MTERC) with our guest, Arika Gold. Arika is a dedicated activist and community organizer. The MTERC is an annual event to raise awareness for Philadelphians about the widespread issues related to rape culture and what is being done to end it.
Rape Culture is … (listen to Amanda Spitfire’s poem in our bonus episode!).
Also, rape culture is … teaching girls and women to take measures to prevent rape instead of telling boys and men not to rape, light sentencing for rapists, rape jokes and people defending them, not believing people who say they were raped, street harassment, certain lyrics in pop music, support for athletes and celebrities charged with rape, blaming victims for destroying a career, blaming victims…
Surely you can add to this list!
The March to End Rape Culture is a safe space for survivors and inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, and races.
This year’s March to End Rape Culture is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. Rain or Shine at Thomas Paine Plaza (across from Love Park).