Thank you for a most enlightening post. This was a unique look at the roots of the ‘us vs them’ mentality of our current state of affairs in the issue of rape culture. I’m 58 and in my life I’ve seen so many otherwise morally centered men turn away from this issue and make excuses for rapists. Every rape is a ‘gang’ rape when society does not hear the voice of the woman involved. I refuse to say the word victim. Because we are not. We are survivors. Namaste.