I have to disagree with both you and Svetlana Voreskova.

Sociologically, a “culture” is the aggregated set of beliefs, mores, rules, arts, knowledge, taboos…….that a society transmits from generation to generation that maintain social integrity and consistency from those generations.

Therefore, you can’t put a qualifier (like “rape” or “wine”) in front of “culture”. Doesn’t make sense. In the case of rape, nobody is transmitting any sense that rape is acceptable behavior to their children. Rape is taboo. Now, one may argue if one wishes that the rape taboo is not being transmitted strongly enough (that’s a tough argument, from the points raised by Lana), but it’s not a “culture”, bottom line.

In the case of “wine”, same thing. Wine would be one of the “arts” which is a part of French culture, but is not the “culture” itself, per se.

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