Rape Culture Pyramid

Our viral graphic, the “Rape Culture Pyramid,” version 5 is Gender Neutral thanks to community feedback!!

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Version 5  Created by Jaime Chandra & Cervix (© September 2018)

#Accessibility Image Description: A graphic titled “Rape Culture” that has a triangle with words and a background gradient of darker red at the top peak, orange in the center, and yellow at the bottom. On the side of the pyramid is an arrow and 3 works, explaining the the gradient. Normalization leads to Degradation which leads to Assault. The text under the pyramid explains the relationship: “Tolerance of the behaviors at the bottom supports or excuses those higher up. To change outcomes, we must change the culture. If you see something, say something! Start the conversation today.” The words inside the pyramid, starting with the top and most severe: Rape, Drugging, Molestation, Stealthing (Covert Condom Removal), Contraceptive Sabotage, Victim Blaming & Shaming, Coercion/Manipulation, Threats, Revenge Porn, Safe Word Violations, Groping, Non-Consensual Photo or Video, Flashing & Exposing, Unsolicited Nude Pics, Catcalling, Unwanted Non-Sexual Touch, Stalking, Sexist Attitudes, Rape Jokes, Locker Room Banter.

History of the #11thPrincipleConsent #RapeCulturePyramid

Sometime in mid-2016, Cervix created this graphic and posted on the 11th Principle Facebook page. Eventually it went so viral that we had to remove the post because the troll harassment level was far past what we could handle. Below are the previous 4 versions of the Rape Culture Pyramid.


Version 1 created by Cervix & Jaime Chandra (Mid-2016)


Version 2 – re-designed by Kate Seewald of ActionAid / Safe Cities for Women, Original Concept by Cervix & Jaime Chandra (October 2016)


Version 3 created by Jaime Chandra & Cervix (October 2017)


11th Principle Consent Rape Culture Pyramid
Version 4 created by Jaime Chandra & Cervix (Nov 2017)

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