How Purity Culture Reinforces Rape Culture through Victim Blaming

Rebecca Lemke
Jun 21, 2019 · 3 min read

Content warning for description of rape.

I grew up in purity culture, which, sadly, is not altogether separate from rape culture. I have previously spoken of my experience, but when I was very young, I found out that someone I knew was raped. By her brother. And, to top it off, her parents sided with him. The brother was several years older and had…