It’s important for people of privilege to speak up for people who are marginalized. In this case, it’s really important for men not to remain silent about issues related to gender-based violence.
Take a stand. Say something.
This is important for everyone, we all need to be looking at how our language and behavior reinforces rape culture. Rape jokes, dismissing rape or sexual assault, and not taking consent seriously, are never okay for any of us to do. Anyone can be raped, it can happen to any of us so we need to all be working to end it. It disproportionately happens to women, QUILTBAG+ individuals, people in the military, sex workers, and young people and it’s important that we address the cultural issues that cause this like sexism and gender roles, heterosexism, monosexism, cissexism, and cultural attitudes about sex and sex workers.