This book argues that the belief in a 'rape culture' is seriously distorting our discussion of sexual violence. It explains how the laws around rape have expanded significantly in recent decades, giving the state a far greater say in the most intimate areas of our lives. The drive to prosecute more and more people has damaging implications for our legal rights and basic freedoms - and our ability to live intimately with one another. If we are to have a serious discussion about rape, it's time to dispel the dangerous myth of rape culture.
Keywords: Rape culture, police, law, justice, legal, convictions, sexism, misogyny, society, culture, sexual violence, prosecution, legal rights, human rights, freedom, intimacy, the state, social media