Gender norms play a huge role in the way we discuss ??. Discussions of ?? are often ? and frame ?? exclusively as ? asking ? to have sex.
?? is a ?’s issue in the sense that it historically has affected ? at higher rates, but ? survivors of ?? often get left out of the conversation.
Young boys and girls are socialized to believe that only ? can be sexually harassed, assaulted, etc. This makes it harder for ? to recognize and identify ?? that they might experience.
All of this being said, gender norms appeal to some ? and can be used to effectively teach ? about ??. The “My Strength is Not for Hurting” campaign appeals to ? by using hegemonically masculine ideas/images.
I’m still not sure if such campaigns are worth it. They teach about important topics like ?? and advocate against ??, but reinforce ? gender norms that contribute to rape culture and leave queer people out of the conversation.
? – heteronormative
?? – sexual violence
?? – consent
? – women
? – men