Are Male Rape Victims Oppressed?

Picture: Florida Depart of Corrections (PD)

For the record, I don’t believe the ubiquity of prison rape humor disproves the existence of rape culture, but rather proves it.  Zek J. Evets writes at the Good Men Project:

I knew a teenage girl who refused to believe men were capable of being raped by a woman. When I told her the stories about Mary Kay Letourneau, Debra Lafave, and certain Zimbabwean women who even went as far as to steal semen in addition to gang-raping men. She said to me, “that doesn’t count.”

I’ve known grown men who are more likely to believe in UFOs or Bigfoot than some woman who says she was raped. (For the record: UFOs and Bigfoot are real.) They laugh at these women’s stories and slap each others’ backs while calling themselves “good Christian folk”.

Unlike almost any other crime, rape is one in which our private notions of gender, sexuality, and personal responsibility become politicized to the point of oppression. Because of the overwhelming stigmas projected upon rape victims, there are no accurate numbers to describe them. We can only hazard a guess at the sheer amount of Americans who’ve been raped in their lifetime. These uncounted survivors are true subalterns in every sense of the word.

For male victims, it’s like living a double-life, with no resources, no recognition, and no support from the greater whole of American society. Rape-activists regularly discredit men who say they’ve been raped by women, in addition to societal jokes designed to emasculate and shame which results in ultimately silencing these already oppressed men. These factors result in the smallest fraction of male victims coming forward to talk about their experiences, which paradoxically results in greater ignorance supporting the stereotype that men cannot be raped, are not raped, and let’s move on to talking about women shall we? Such actions are ironic among Feminist rape-activists, who passionately protest them in what’s called American “rape culture”.

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12 Comments on "Are Male Rape Victims Oppressed?"

  1. Apathesis | Aug 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm |

    Women can joke about cutting a guy’s dick off if he cheated and no one would gasp.  But if a man joked about giving a woman a mastectomy for cheating, all hell would break loose.  And it’s not even the equivalent!

    Women want to have their cake and eat it too.  They don’t want gender neutrality.  They want to be on top.

    Bill Burr says it best right.

    • Calypso_1 | Aug 14, 2012 at 11:15 am |

      In a workplace it would be fun to respond to jokes about retributive penile amputation with harassment paperwork for a Hostile Work Environment. 

      • Liam_McGonagle | Aug 14, 2012 at 11:51 am |

        Don’t think so.

        I don’t think men qualify as a ‘protected class’ under the rubric that supports this legislation.  Prima facie fail.

        Well, it probably wouldn’t work for a white guy, anyhow.  Maybe some other ethnic minority could have a theoretical chance if he were sparring against a white woman.  NOT that I would recommend anyone chance their career on such a whimsy, though.

      • Apathesis | Aug 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm |

         While that would be fun, management would probably just ignore it.

  2. TruthVybes | Aug 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm |

    Oh yeah no surprise. White males are being scapegoated because of the rise in ‘feminism’. More people are beginning to see through the gender inequality. Both males and females are suppressed in their own ways, causing each side to view the other as the oppressor. The gender war’s pendulum has switched to white males these days. The game’s stayed the same but the masks have changed. Misandry’s (firefox doesn’t even recognize the word!) very real yet it’s never mentioned anywhere especially in hollywood movies where women abuse and ridicule the male (usually white and in the 30s) whilst he acts like a punching bag because he has no right to speak his mind. Thing is, the media’s starting to dig its own grave now that people are waking up thanks to sites like this one. Counting the days that all such shallow ‘roles’ such as skin colour and political identity lose their meaning.

    • “Firefox doesn’t even recognize the word.” That doesn’t mean anything. Every fricking day I come up against a word that Firefox doesn’t recognize. 😉 Aside from that, well said.

    • You realize this article is about men who have been raped, not men who are white, right?  Not that there isn’t overlap (especially in prison), but the two groups are not synonymous.

  3. Women can’t penetrate unless we’re wearing strapons.

    And most female on rape is only rape 2.0 not what a famous Mr Akin called ‘legitimite rape’. In particular female rape is usually older women – sometimes she’s even in the same age group! – having consensual sex with young adults defined as ‘underage’. For a quick reality check upon statutory rape laws, according to Desmond Morris the best age (biologically) for a man to become a father is 14…

  4. Why do I dragged into this crap?

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