Discussion Thread: Explicit Lessons About Rape

[Trigger warning.]

Note: I would really like to hear from Shaker men in this thread, too.

We frequently talk about the many oblique lessons we are taught by the rape culture, but today I'd like to discuss the explicit lessons we're taught, if any.

What were you formally taught about rape, and where did you learn it? Who have you spoken to about rape? Did your parents ever talk to you about rape? Was the topic part of any formal sex education you got in school? Have you ever attended or instructed a seminar on rape? Was it compulsory or voluntary?

Shaker Men: Have you ever participated in a spontaneous conversation among men about rape? Do you know male survivors? Do you know men who have admitted to sexual assault and/or harassment?

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