The term was first used by feminists in the 70’s but many think it still has relevance today. Kirsty Mac is a stand-up comic, and feminist. She was instrumental in stopping self-described ‘pick up artist’ Julian Blanc from hosting workshops that promote the physical and sexual abuse of women. (Image: The Tens on Flickr.)

Self-described “pick up artist” Julien Blanc has ruffled a few feathers in the past week, and thrust issues surrounding the mistreatment of women and rape culture into the spotlight. Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence is considered the norm – in which people aren’t taught not to rape, but are taught not to be raped.

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