Strange how few women can get your point. Let's say that rape by a man of a woman or man is equally bad, well at least you would think the women here would see that the hype about rape of women is 1000 times greater than the rape of men.
Furthermore, if a man is rape he may suffer serious damage e.g. prolapsed rectum. This doesn't happen in vaginal rape.
Also the victim of rape in prison will probably see his rapist(s) every day for the next X number of years, and may be raped by them repeatedly.
Finally, according to the Dept of Justice, the number of rapes in the US in 2006 was 113,290 http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/cvus/current/cv0626.pdf
Roughly 40% of reported rape victims are men http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/cvus/current/cv0693.pdf therefore about 70 000 are women.
According to Human Rights Watch, at least 140,000 inmates are raped in the US each year http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_rape
If we presume that most prison inmates are men, then it looks pretty likely that most victims of rape are men. So how come we only ever hear about the rape of women, and how terrible it is? Ladies - it's terrible for anyone, and might be worse for men.
· 9 years ago