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Re: Misconceptions About Sexually Assaulted Men
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 11:12:33 AM »
Go ahead and move it. It's all good.
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Re: Misconceptions About Sexually Assaulted Men
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 08:35:46 PM »
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If it's okay with you, I'd like to move this out to the Front Yard under Resources .

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Misconceptions About Sexually Assaulted Men
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 08:01:45 PM »
Common Misconcep tions About r*p* and Men
Share Article | Dec 22, 2009 Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch

The r*p*, Abuse and Incest National Network estimates that 2.78 million men in the United States have been victims of sexual assault.
   


Sexual assault and r*p* are crimes that also affect men: the r*p*, Abuse and Incest National Network states that one in 33 men have been victims of sexual assault. However, a problem with the statistic s is that men also report less than female victims. This stems from society's view of how a man must ask, and misconcep tions about r*p* and sexual assault. Unfortuna tely, many male survivors do not seek help or legal action for fear of how people will react. Victims and survivors of sexual assault and r*p*, both female and male, should always remember that it is not their fault.


Misconcep tion:Men are only assaulted by men
It is not true that only men assault men. The New Britain Sexual Assault Crisis Service's Counselor Advocate Training Manual states that men can be assaulted by men and women. Remember, r*p* is defined as unwanted sexual intercour se. Neverthel ess, the majority of assaults against men are perpetrat ed by men: the Counselor Advocate Training Manual notes that ?more than 86 percent of male survivors are sexually abused by another male.?

Another misconcep tion regarding males assaultin g males is that the r*p* makes the victim gay. Also not true. The Counselor Advocate Training Manual states that ?r*p* is primarily prompted by anger or a desire to harm, intimidat e or dominate, rather than by sexual attractio n or a r*p*st's assumptio n about his intended victim's sexual preferenc e.? Furthermo re, the perpetrat ors are often straight men; it is rare for a gay man to r*p* a heterosex ual man.

Misconcep tion: These Rapes Happen Only in Prisons
Prison r*p* is a serious problem: the Counselor Advocate Training Manual states that between 14 and 28 percent of male prisoners are sexually assaulted . However, men can be assaulted in any environme nt, especiall y in outdoor remote areas or while hitchhiki ng. The perpetrat or can be someone the victim knows, such as a friend, relative, teacher, clergy member or boss; strangers can also the assailant s, though the Counselor Advocate Training Manual adds that ?these situation s tend to be more violent and more often involve a group of attackers rather than a single offender.?

Misconcep tion: Men Who Were r*p*d Become Rapists
This is absolutel y not true. As the Counselor Advocate Training Manual states, ?this is a destructi ve myth that often adds to the anxiety a male survivor feels after being assault. Because of this misinform ation, it is common for a male survivor to fear that he is now destined to do to others what was done to him. While many convicted sex offenders have a history of being sexually abused, most male survivors do not become offenders .? Men who have been assaulted should not worry about being perpetrat ors themselve s.


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