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Rape culture is every where — and your favorite movies prove it

With sexual offense reports on the rise among U.S. colleges, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the battle to end rape culture must be fought among the younger generations, not their parents. This is why it’s also important to remain vigilant about the kinds of messaging disseminated by one of our most accessible forms of entertainment: the Hollywood blockbuster. Let’s take a look a few popular films over the years and analyze why they reinforce rape culture across generations.

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An Infrared view of the Orion Nebula

"This wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth, was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.The new telescope’s huge field of view allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be imaged in a single picture and its infrared vision also means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden dusty regions and reveal the curious antics of the very active young stars buried there."



Snowflake Moray Eel | Echidna nebulosa

Like any of these serpentlike moray eels, the snowflake moray eel has the bad habit of trying to escape from open aquariums. The snowflake moray eel has the uncanny ability to find and crawl out of the smallest hole in the aquarium top, so make sure all of these holes are well-covered. Echidna nebulosa also are prone to sliding over corner overflow boxes and may make their way through PVC plumbing into filter bags or the aquarium sump.” -

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