Rape culture is the social and cultural ways in which we trivialize, normalize, and naturalize rape and sexual assault. This includes cultural practices like the way we talk about sex, sexuality, gender, and sexual assault, the way we portray people and sexuality in the media, the laws and institutions we have created, and the beliefs we ascribe to in our daily lives.  

Ending rape culture begins with educating our communities about how these cultural practices create an environment where sexual assault thrives and offering forms of communication and frames of reference to make choices consistent with the belief that all sexual contact should be enthusiastically wanted.