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American Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Vol.1, No.1, Apr. 2015, Pub. Date: Mar. 31, 2015
Myths and Effects of Rape on Male Victicms
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[01] Danbaba Enoch Modi, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Management Science, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria.
[02] Ojo Matthias Olufemi Dada, Department of Sociology, College of Business and Social Sciences, Crawford Unversity of the Apostolic Faith Mission, Igbesa, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Female rape attracts a lot of attention in the social sciences, but male rape is greatly overlooked, because most researches highlight the female nature of rape. As a result, there is lack of adequate numerical evidence on male rape, although it is necessary to address this problem. The international instruments that contain the most comprehensive and meaningful definitions of sexual violence exclude men. There are many ways the term “gender violence” has been fashioned by the United Nations resolutions, treaties, general comments, and consensus documents to favor women. No human rights instruments explicitly and comprehensively address “sexual violence against men’’. This may be an assumption that sexual violence is a phenomenon prevalent only to women and girls. This paper has the intension to enlighten us that men are equally victims of rape. It explains the myths on male rape and the effects on the victims. The recommendations to ‘tackle’ the problem of male rape are discussed at the end of this paper.
Rape, Consent, Sexual Assault, Victim
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