Victimition In The Male On Male Rape By Michael Scarce

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Rape is an issue that usually occurs to females and is more likely executed by males than females. Nonetheless, a female’s position in rape can and does go further than being the victim. Considering that women can be the perpetrator in this sexual assault, who are their victims? Rape can occur to anyone by anyone. In the same way a female can be a victim of rape, so can a male. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual assault organization, “About 3% of American men have experienced attempted or completed rape as of 1998, an estimated 4.5 million as of 2010” (Who Are the Victims?). However, men are not necessarily the victims of solely female-on-male rape. In fact, the majority of males who are raped are the victims of male-on-male rape and …show more content…

He could not recall such episodes afterwards and only knew about them because of pain and blood in the rectal area when he regained his senses. “I ask myself why I do that and I’m not sure,” he said. “I really feel like it’s the only thing I’m good for, that I deserve it” (When Men Are Raped).
These feelings may especially occur when the male victim experiences an erection and/or ejaculation. What is more, the male victim may begin to question his sexual orientation (rape of male by male), due to these involuntary physiological responses he may believe he enjoyed himself. And many of the perpetrators may use these responses to keep the victim from reporting what has happened by saying things like “You know you liked it” (Sexual Assault of Men and …show more content…

Studies indicate that the primary motivation(s) for this act of crime is, as stated before, to conquer and control the victim; to act out feelings of revenge; to resolve conflict with their own sexuality; and/or to gain status among fellow men for being an aggressor (When Men Are Raped). In those same studies it is shown that gay men and men of color are at a higher risk of being victimized, making it a hate crime (When Men Are Raped). The most hate rapes occur in prisons when the prisoners rape sexual offenders, especially those with juvenile victims, to “teach them a lesson”, not to mention that “4.5 per cent of 16 and 17-year-olds in adult prison and 4.7 per cent of those in jail reported being the victims of sexual abuse” are targeted because they appear weaker and the other prisoners do it to teach them the “lesson” of not returning to prison (No Escape and Daily Mail Reporter). So, in actuality, in the United States males are raped more frequently than women are. In 2008 it was estimated that 216,000 male inmates are raped each year (Daily Mail Reporter). Unfortunately, these number may be higher because the prisoners know that if they report the abuse little to nothing

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that a female's position in rape can go further than being the victim. the majority of males raped are male-on-male and their perpetrators are heterosexual men.
  • Explains that rape of adult males is widely ignored and overlooked by society to the point that some believe that it does not occur within a non-institutionalized community.
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