When a woman says that she was raped there is evidently unprecedented sorrow on the faces of every one. And when a man claims that he was raped the reaction is predictably the opposite. It sounds like a joke that should not be given attention. Since when did the rat start chasing the cat? If you want to be ridiculed just mention that you were raped by a woman. People will ask you to look for another lie because that won’t work. But does this mean that men are not raped? Whether men enjoy being raped or not is a different story.
Men have revealed what it’s like to be raped by a woman simply to make people aware that they too can be victims of sexual crime. It is not always easy for a man to swallow his pride and declare that at one point he was vulnerable before a female rapist. In such stories people are interested in knowing how it was physically possible for a man to be raped by a woman. Others just want to know whether male rape could be classed as equally traumatic as female rape.
By definition rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. This act may be carried out by physical force, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent. This definition alone is enough to prove that men can be raped.
The fact that a man is forced to penetrate a woman is rape in itself. It’s unfortunate that this issomething we instinctively don’t associate with sexual assault. We might assume, for example, that if a man has an erection he must want sex, especially because we assume men are sexually insatiable. But imagine if the same were said about women. The mere presence of physiological symptoms associated with arousal does not in fact indicate actual arousal, much less willing participation.
The male victims of rape are mainly children and adults with mental or physical disabilities as well as those who are given drugs to weaken them or alter their perception and judgment over what is going on. It is unfortunate that male victims of sexual abuse by females often face social, political, and legal double standards. But this does not refute the fact that men are raped.