rape culture power analysis

For class 25 (Th 12.5.19), discussion groups will map the varied institutions, particularly the Entertainment Industries, that contribute to rape culture/toxic masculinity.

This assignment is to do some initial brainstorming and brief reflective writing to generate some ideas to share in a discussion group.


  1.  Use a computer or hand write on paper (8×11) to brainstorm/list all the entertainment industries that are somehow part of the power matrix that generates rape culture/toxic masculinity.
  2. Brainstorm/list other societal institutions that produce and reinforce rape culture. 
  3. Freewrite reflections on how this system operates on a cultural-individual level
    1. Beliefs, values, everyday patterns/routines/rituals, how they are internalized.
    2. Personal-social cohort connections?  How it plays out in everyday life?
    3. EI links

Note:  If you’re not entirely clear on the above directions, use your intuition.  There are no wrong answers.      

Written assignments are single-spaced & typed in Times New Roman or Arial (size 12 font), 1-inch margins all around. Remember to proofread. Include a heading (single-spaced) that includes name, date, assignment title.  Turn in as a paper document.

May 12, 2019