Rape Victims – Male

April 15, 2011
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Historically, many rape laws excluded male victims from the protections women receive.  The Model Penal Code, for example, defined “rape” so that only women could be victims.  In England, funding for sex abuse victims is often denied for male victims regardless of how devastating.

The federal government spent hundreds of thousands of dollars studying rapes on college campuses while ignoring rapes in prisons where men are frequently subjected to prison rape or sexual abuse, and not just by other men.  In fact, consensual sex between prisoners and guards is considered sexual abuse, especially when the prisoner is a minor, and female guards commit this form of abuse in significantly high numbers.

According to the US Department of Justice, “Approximately 95% of all youth reporting staff sexual misconduct said they had been victimized by female staff. In 2008, 42% of staff in state juvenile facilities were female.”

“Inside youth prisons, scores of female guards violated boys.”  (As of May 5, 2011 this article appears to have been deleted from the Internet; however, we saved a copy but you can read it here:  Sexual Assault rape stats list).

See also the ABC article Prisons of Passion for, “Female Prison Guards Are More Likely Than Males to Have Sex With Inmates”

As reported by FORBES in the article Is Feminism Getting In The Way of “Male Studies? rapes of males frequently occur in the form of statutory rape, and not just by other males.  A student survey in New Mexico found 43% of teacher sex abuse comes from female teachers but over 90% of prosecutions are of male teachers.

A recent study found 2 out of 5 South African boys say they were raped, “most often by adult women.”

A major study in Canada conducted by the Vancouver’s McCreary Centre Society found high rates of homeless kids being molested, with 3/4 of the molestations of boys being by adult women, but there were still no programs for the boys, only for girls.

In 2009 the Guardian reported that researchers from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation discovered that up to 64,000 women are sex offenders in Britain!

Though there is little empirical research, adult women do forcefully rape men, including disabled men.  For example:

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9 Responses to Rape Victims – Male

  1. alice cardello on October 31, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    I would like to know of a lawyer in the philadelphia area that can successfully file and win a civil claim against my son’s assailant, who happens to be a woman.

  2. [...] what about the issue of male rape? Regardless of the popular narrative, men can be and are raped by both men and women, and these [...]

  3. kilimalesurvivor on July 29, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    The rape and sexual abuse of both adult and young men around the South Africa has been so greatly ignored, disrespected and discounted for, that it has created a major misconception in many that such an occurrence does not exist.

    1 IN 6 MALES HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED OR RAPED

    South African Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (SAMSOSA) is a Not for Profit Company 2012/176739/08 that offers support for professionals working with male survivors of rape and sexual abuse in the form of professional development conferences, workshops and referrals. Male survivors are supported through a weekend workshop that provides the participants with the tools required to move from survivor to thriver.

    FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

    The events below will be facilitated by Mike Lew, an internationally renowned specialist from Boston, USA and author of the book; Victims No Longer: The Classic guide for Men recovering from Sexual Abuse. Mike has worked with thousands of men from around the world, in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse and rape. He conducts public lectures, workshops for survivors, and trainings and consultations for mental health, medical, human service, clergy, law enforcement, and other professionals throughout the United States and Canada and in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

    WORKING WITH MALES OF SEXUAL ABUSE is a one day professional development workshop for people working with men in both the professional and voluntary sector. It will be held in Johannesburg on the 17th September 2013 at the GIBS Business School and in Cape Town on the 25th September 2013 at Backsberg Estate. The cost is only R895 which includes all refreshments, lunch and notes. For more information: Click Here

    MALE SEXUAL VICTIMISATION CONFERENCE to be held in Johannesburg on the 18th September 2013 at the GIBS Business School. The purpose of the conference is to provide professionals, volunteers and male survivors with the knowledge, skills and insight that will enable them to provide appropriate interventions and strategies. R795 includes refreshments, lunch and speakers notes. For more information: Click Here

    VICTIMS NO LONGER is a weekend recovery workshop for non offending male survivors, 20 – 22 September 2013 at the Ngomo Safari Lodge, Cradle of Humankind. The purpose of the weekend is to provide support and strategies that will move the male survivor through the process of healing from victim to survivor to thriver in a safe, controlled and supportive environment. If you are aware of adult male survivors that would benefit from the intervention, please forward the information onto them. “As a male survivor, I have experienced the reality of rape and sexual abuse. A tipping point in my recovery as a survivor of both sexual abuse and rape, was when I travelled to Scarborough in the UK to attend a “Victims No Longer” weekend. Facilitated by author Mike Lew a world renowned expert in this field of recovery, I was afforded the opportunity for the first time ever to interact with other male survivors. I did not have to explain my feelings as the men there experienced first-hand the pain and trauma I had gone through. I am no longer a victim or a survivor; I can now proudly say I am a thriver. It was with this motivation that I founded SAMSOSA and have worked to make it possible that South Africans do not have to leave the borders of our country to derive the benefits of this life changing experience.” If a male survivor is financially unable to meet the costs of R995 including accommodation, meals and handouts, application can be made to SAMSOSA for financial assistance by contacting SAMSOSA via email admin@samsosa.org. For more information: Click Here

    Please find attached more details about the events mentioned above. Please pass this onto your associates.

    For further information on the organisation and helpful resources visit our website http://www.samsosa.org.za

    If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me personally.

    Rees Mann
    071 280 9918
    rees@samsosa.org

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  5. Marc A on January 4, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    My last post re-posted Skepticron’s post. This is a response to the dumbass named “Skepticron” who calls people dumbass.

    Skepticron says: “First of all the vast percentage of male rape is by…other males, not females.”

    Apparently you didn’t read the article, dumbass. The stats on statutory rape, which IS rape, show almost half of it in schools, and most in prisons, is by females. But more importantly, why does that matter? Isn’t is still rape? The point of the post is how male victims are being neglected in public policy and even discriminated against. Why does the gender of the rapist change that?

    Skepticron says: “Uh, CONSENSUAL sex is considered abuse. What dumbass wrote this? Consensual means they wanted to do it. I don’t care what the state considers it; if they wanted it, it isn’t abuse.”

    No Skepticron, a minor, especially ones under 13 years old, are not “consenting.” It is still a form of rape. If your 10 year old daughter slept with her teacher, I’d love to hear you defend him by saying it was “consensual.”

    What a dumbass you are

  6. Marc A on January 4, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Stupidest story ever. First of all the vast percentage of male rape is by…other males, not females. And the majority of male rapists are…the clergy!

    The article said: “In fact, consensual sex between prisoners and guards is considered sexual abuse, especially when the prisoner is a minor, and female guards commit this form of abuse in significantly high numbers.”

    Uh, CONSENSUAL sex is considered abuse. What dumbass wrote this? Consensual This is a response to the dumbass name skepticron who calls other people dumbass.

    Skepticron says: “First of all the vast percentage of male rape is by…other males, not females.”

    Apparently you didn’t read the article, dumbass. The stats on statutory rape, which IS rape, show almost half of it in schools, and most in prisons, is by females. But more importantly, why does that matter? Isn’t is still rape? The point of the post is how male victims are being neglected in public policy and even discriminated against. Why does the gender of the rapist change that?

    Skepticron says: “Uh, CONSENSUAL sex is considered abuse. What dumbass wrote this? Consensual means they wanted to do it. I don’t care what the state considers it; if they wanted it, it isn’t abuse.”

    No Skepticron, a minor, especially ones under 13 years old, are not “consenting.” It is still a form of rape. If your 10 year old daughter slept with her teacher, I’d love to hear you defend him by saying it was “consensual.”

    What a dumbass you are.

  7. skepticron on October 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Stupidest story ever. First of all the vast percentage of male rape is by…other males, not females. And the majority of male rapists are…the clergy!

    The article said: “In fact, consensual sex between prisoners and guards is considered sexual abuse, especially when the prisoner is a minor, and female guards commit this form of abuse in significantly high numbers.”

    Uh, CONSENSUAL sex is considered abuse. What dumbass wrote this? Consensual means they wanted to do it. I don’t care what the state considers it; if they wanted it, it isn’t abuse. It may be illegal, just like statutory rape among juniors, but that isn’t the same as abuse.

  8. angel on November 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    I was 19 years old in the army my room mate drug me ,a blackout,and in the morning, I did not remember anything ,but it was so much trash in my back ,and since it was a blackout ,I let it go,I did not understood what was going on,but now so many years later I start to remember,my room mate weeks later,he start to do this move when you take somebody from behind and do it,he just call my name and did the move, and for long time I did not understood what happen to me now I do,

  9. kristin jagelski on June 16, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Do you know the name of the male rape victim with the Samoan name? I want to research how his family is doing, since he committed suicide years later, unable to escape perceived noteriety even abroad. I think he was treated unfairly in press coverage. Can I have his name because I have been searching and nothing is coming up. He was gang-raped as a minor by male students with broomsticks. He tried living abroad to start over.

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