Is rape culture real? Yes, when an Irish shock jock can say this | Emer O’Toole

Victim-blaming will continue to be the norm in male-dominated cultures like that in which George Hook works – until women’s voices are heardRape culture is a notoriously divisive concept. What does it mean, after all, to say that we live in a culture pervaded by rape? The suggestion can seem abstract and out of sync with many people’s experiences. However, an incident currently unfolding in the Irish media can help us to think about rape culture in concrete terms.

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Many Irish folks reading this will shrug, ‘If you tune in to Hooky, you shouldn’t be surprised if this is what you get’

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