Duncan Craig, chief executive of Survivors Manchester - a charity which deals exclusively with victims of male rape
and sexual abuse - says: "If you've been raped the first thing to do is recognise there is a range of different support services out there.
Indeed, Sleath and Bull (2010) found that in judgments of male rape
victims, acceptance of stereotypical male rape
myths and traditional sex-role beliefs were associated with harsher evaluation of the male victim and less perpetrator blaming (the assumption being that the male rape
victim has failed as a "real man").
That said, the present study aims to increase our knowledge on the rather limited information on male rape
within England and Wales, United Kingdom, by more closely exploring the specific and unique experiences that men undergo.
For their part, Rumney and Hanley look at social attitudes and the law's reinforcement of the mythology of adult male rape
and sexual victimization within institutions, the general population, the gay community, and in wartime settings.
Brenton is best known for The Romans In Britain, which when staged at the National Theatre in 1980 had Mary Whitehouse reaching for the smelling salts over the notorious male rape
What's more, the perpetuation of these fictions suggests that our culture has become so ingrained with ideas concerning male rape
that we have established and accepted a system of rhetorical formulation for the violable male body.
1980), describing data drawn from male rape
survivors seen in hospital emergency rooms, report men who are sexually assaulted are more likely than women to have nongenital injuries (see also Hillman, Tomlinson, McMillan, French, & Harris, 1990).
To the fairly standard fare of nudity and four-letter words it added simulated oral sex and male rape
(once the focus of a famous legal action in The Romans in Britain), and a character sucking out and eating the eyeballs of another who subsequently exhumes and eats a dead baby.
The relationship of homophobia and gender role conflict to male rape
myth acceptance was investigated using a sample of 210 adult men from a Midwestern community.
Village leaders told me that male rape
victims, who are able to escape slavery in the North and return to their villages, often consign themselves to a life filled with guilt and suffering and do this silently and alone.
The trauma of male rape
is a hidden torment in society.