Rape And Sexual Assault Of The United States

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Rape in the United States is defined by the Department of Justice as “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” The previous definition was severely lacking was only updated by the Federal Bureau of Instigation in 2012. It left out an entire section of rape that can be committed which is man rape. It defined raped as “The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” This lead to misclassification of rape of males for years. So even statistics used till 2014 where underwhelming and inaccurate when it was related to male rape or sexual assault. Male Rape or men being the sexual assault victims is rarely ever the subject of a dialogue when Sexual Assault is the topic being discussed because rape is generally seen as a heterosexual highly sexed male attack on vulnerable, attractively dressed female victim. Most rapists have alternative outlets for sexual gratification, many take little notice of their victim 's physical attributes, and some may experience sexual dysfunction during the assault. Sexual assault of men in history is recognized as a means of humiliating opponents by conquering soldiers especially the romans. It was used as a feature of sexual torture or aggression. Rape in this case is motivated by a wish to dominate and degrade the victim. Man on man rape is usually discussed when the incarceration is the topic due to social media and movies. Although nearly two-thirds of the male jail inmates who had been victimized said the staff perpetrator was female nevertheless that one third of rape is still a cause for concern as anal trauma that occurs in male rape may make transmi... ... middle of paper ... ...is also unblemished that children are more commonly used for prostitution against that their adult counterparts and the average age at which boys first become victims of prostitution is 11 to 13 years’ old. There are many problems rape could cause besides the ones highlighted already. 35% of men report significant short-term or long-term impacts such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A few more would include anxiety, depression, fearfulness, or post-traumatic stress disorder. The thoughts of future occurrences would consume their thoughts as excessive precaution that could have little effect would be taken. The Withdrawal from relationships or friendships and an increased sense of isolation as well as avoiding people or places that are related to the assault or abuse. Despite being the least disclosed crime it cost the U.S annually more than any other crime.

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