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Why Do People Commit Sexual Assault?

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People don’t commit sexual assault because they don’t have enough sexual opportunities. People commit sexual assault because they feel entitled to other people’s bodies and disregard another people’s right to consent. As mentioned before sexual assault can take may different forms, but depending on the age and even gender they can respond differently. "Sexual Assault of Men and Boys (2018) explains how men and boys who have been sexually assaulted or abused may have many of the same feelings and reactions as other survivors of sexual assault, but they may also face some additional challenges because of social attitudes and stereotypes about men and masculinity. In our society men are portrayed as being dominant and, in our culture, we put…show more content…
Our society has put these expectations of males always being able to protect themselves. If a man is depicted as vulnerable either physically or emotionally then they’re not a real man. It is reported that at least one and six men have been sexually abused or assaulted. I would like you to pay special attention to reported. This number maybe different because men and even boys may feel ashamed to come forward and to say something so this number may be significantly higher. Since everyone absorbs the myth that males can’t be vulnerable or victims or week and how it is essential to masculine gender socialization often this type of violence goes unspoken of. The website 1 in 6 puts emphasis on how many boys suffer harm because adults who could believe them and help are reluctant, or refuse, to acknowledge what happened and the harm it caused ("Myths & Facts About Male Sexual Abuse and Assault", 2007). This increases the harm, especially shame felt by boys and men, and leaves many to believe they must “tough it out” on their own. Another reason sexual assault may not be reported is because a female may have done the
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