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To End Rape Culture, Men Must Be Men

Rape culture has been thrust into the spotlight due to some unfortunate Facebook messages exchanged among University of Ottawa students. The content of their conversation is appalling, but most appalling is how common this type of dialogue is among groups of males. Instead of being able to speak truthfully among one another, men feel pressure to brag about the number of girls they've slept with and how many tequila shots they fed those girls. And maybe it starts off as hot air to impress the lads, but if men talk enough about how cool it is to demean women sexually, some of that talk is bound to turn into action.