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JorisEnter (talk) 09:18, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Rape culture talk page[edit]

Hi! Why did you remove your comment? I thought it was agreeable. Also, I never said you meant to blank anything - I rewrote part of my post to be less confusing on that part. All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:14, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

I was trying to not be overly argumentative. Also trying to not say more than I need to to push the discussion in the right direction. There are several moderators discussing revising or merging these articles, which I think is an improvement. The primary problem I had with this entry when first reading it is that it's not at all objective. The article endorses feminist theory without even making mention of feminism. It pretends as if the feminist perspective on this issue is the only valid perspective on this issue.

I just looked this up on Wikipedia and what comes up is "In feminist theory, rape culture is a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. The sociology of rape culture is studied academically by feminists." That is an objective definition. Rather than being told "RC is a fact and don't be a denialist!" it's simply stating what this concept is in an unbiased way. It's a component of feminist theory, not some kind of undeniable, established fact of the universe like gravity, death or taxes.

Anyway I'm glad that there are a few moderators who are interested in a more reasonable approach to issues such as this one. I looked through the archive on the rape culture>talk page and it seems this has been a hot bed of discussion and disagreement for quite some time. I am glad to at least have some small part in making the site a little better. While I haven't ever contributed to rationalwiki before now, it's a site I've always enjoyed and appreciated.--BennyOcean (talk) 12:57, 30 April 2016 (UTC)