What's interesting about this story is how it highlights a few scary things that take place in our rape culture:
- When survivors fight back, it often doesn't work or backfires. Yet we are continually taught that self-defense is one of the key elements to ending sexual violence.
- Mob mentality. If you've seen Dreamworlds 3, you know what I'm talking about. It highlights the idea that some men participate in the mob mentality around rape culture and sexual violence. In this case, they did not stick up for the survivor but rather participated in the violence being perpetrated against her.
- The normalcy of rape in our culture, and even more on college campuses. See the "rape trail" in this story. Ugh.