Well, Kady, I think she can call the common tendency for men in positions of power to promote a locker room atmosphere of opportunism, ego and entitlement with respect to sexual gratification and women in general… cultural.
Culture is a broad term that encompasses ALL of society. So, no.
When it comes to organizational theory, you use the term (in this case) “corporate culture”, because you’re not referring to a broad cultural characteristic, but a subculture which is specific to that organization.
When the term “rape culture” is used, it’s implying that as a society, we have a set of characteristics that facilitate rape and support rapists. Of course, that’s bunk; there are laws against it, you can be imprisoned for it, and people shun a rapist almost universally. So, the term doesn’t work.
Vis a vis corporations, I’ve been around major corporation boardrooms half my career. “Locker room atmosphere” doesn’t fit. Opportunism, ego, entitlement…..yep. But it’s not gender based. The major corporations have been focused on promoting women and getting rid of that sort of behavior for half a century now. And it’s worked pretty well. Still room to improve, but lots of progress has been made.
1 a : the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also : the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time.
Exactly my point. If you want to talk about the culture of an organization, then talk about “Hollywood culture”, or “Media culture” or “Wall Street Culture”, or “Political culture”. Not broad, sweeping statements which indict people that have nothing to do with those subgroups.