No, most often rape is committed by her boyfriend or someone else that she knows (33% and 39% respectively), not a stranger (less than 20%). You have no business talking about this topic because you know absolutely nothing about the realities of it and are just floating theories that are completely unsupported by reality.

Explain to me how a country where someone is raped every 73 seconds is not a rape culture.

Explain to me how when 1 out of every 16 women had their first sexual experience be forced, that it's not a rape culture.

1 in 33 men will also be raped in their lifetime (in addition to 1 in 6 women). How is that not a rape culture?

People don't have to be walking around saying "Rape is good" for it to be a rape culture. Unless you can answer the above questions, you really need to just stop, because it's incredibly offensive.

That story from the Post is not a one-off. The whole reason it was published is that it's all too common. Do you really want to be the guy who is minimizing rape as a problem in our society? Is that how you want to make a name for yourself? Because it's not a good look. Just saying....

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