Sexual assault upon men seems to be left out of the narrative I see every day from outspoken feminists who insist that there is a rape culture in US/UK when no definition of such a culture applies to most civilised western societies.
Rape of men by women isn’t something that can be legally prosecuted under UK law by legal definition despite it being unwanted penetration, it falls under sexual assault law. This detracts from the weight of the act indirectly by diminishing the social impact of statistics and reporting.
This needs to change.
Below* is the verbatim link dump from the HoneyBadgerRadio episode Rantzerker 41: Rutgers student femsplains Milo protest
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38% of the victims of rape were men in the 2012 National Crime Victim Survey. (This study requires men to classify their victimization as rape and as a crime, both requirements lead to a reduction of admitted male victims relative to other survey instruments so this number is only a lower bound on the number of male victims of rape.)
43% of college men and high school youth report being sexually assaulted or raped. 95% by women.
51% of college men report being sexually assaulted or raped since the age of 16. 95% by women.
According to the CDC’s 12-month statistics on sexual violence(the most accurate statistic on prevalence, 50% of the victims of “forced sex” were male. According to the CDC’s lifetime statistics(the most accurate statistic regarding who is raping who) on who is perpetuating sexual violence, 80% of the men were raped by women.
Here’s a recent world wide survey that found that 3% of college men men reported forced sex in their heterosexual relationships and 2.3% of college women reported forced sex in their heterosexual relationships.
Also recent results on sexual exploitation in correctional facility finds extremely high rates of female on male abuse.
“Approximately 95% of all youth reporting staff sexual misconduct said they had been victimized by female staff. In 2008, 42% of staff in state juvenile facilities were female.”
From “Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09″
“Most victims of staff sexual misconduct were males; most perpetrators were females. Among male victims of staff sexual misconduct, 69% of those in prison and 64% of those in jails reported sexual activity with
female staff. An additional 16% of prison inmates and 18% of jail
inmates reported sexual activity with both female and male staff.”
From “Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-09″