OSG Podcast: The Culture of Victim Shaming in Sexual Violence Cases in Nigeria
Tosin Ajibade, founder of Olorisupergal Media announced the launch of her podcast in few days during the OSG Live Series. The podcast, hosted by Ade and Dare will mainly be on women and pop culture and it already aired its pilot episode. The episode mentioned and highly criticized the culture of victim shaming in sexual violence cases in Nigeria.
Sexual violence cases usually raises a lot of questions from rape apologists who have a false belief that what a woman wears is enough consent. These kind of beliefs shift the focus off from the perpetrator to the victim which subsequently leads to the perpetrator getting away with the crime. The rape culture encourages rape in the society, because every time the victim is shamed and blamed for her actions, the perpetrator gets power and others are encouraged to sexually harass women and children.
The podcast also discussed the importance of the online protests against rape, as it generated a wide traffic online and it was also one of the factors that facilitated police investigation into Uwa’s case.