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The #ItsNotRape hashtag has gotten a bit of attention for its supposed condoning of rape.

However, when I checked out the hashtag the only content I could find scanning quite a ways back were tweets basically saying that it is rape unless one has consent. I'm wondering if this is mostly an artifact of media.

Was the hashtag every seriously used to condone rape at one point? That is to say at one point was a significant percentage (say at least 40%) of the tweets dedicated to condoning rape?

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    This is a question on motivations (it asks what was the motivation to add the hashtag) and on definitions (answering presumes being able to distinguish what is rape from what is just called rape) – Sklivvz Jan 18 '17 at 10:36
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The lifestyle website HelloGiggles describes how the hashtag started:

In 2010, Duval tweeted: “#itaintrape if u naked of Yo Twitter profile pic”, “#itaintrape if I’m paying child support”, “Lmao RT @MrCashFanatic: @lilduval #itaintrape if she doesn’t remember it.”

From there, his followers took the hashtag and ran with it.

Following Duval’s lead, Twitter began referring to rape in a myriad of disgusting ways: as requisite payback for money spent on a date, as some sort of inevitable result of intoxication on the victim’s part, or as the consequence of the victim’s date initiation.

Two of the mentioned tweets are still online (here, here), one has been deleted.

If you search for the tag in a time frame when it first started, most of the tweets will be tweets using the tag seriously. Even if you search before 2015, a majority of the tweets are still using the tag as intended. The backlash against it didn't start until later.

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