Rape Victims : Men And Women Essay
Introduction to Human Sexuality Course #91
California State University, Fresno
Rape is seen all over the world and does not discriminate when it comes to age, gender, or sexual identity. Each state and country has their own definition of what is considered rape under the law, but it is forcing sex upon another person, there is no consent (Pandora’s Project, 2016). Men and women are both victims to this crime and the struggles they face can affect them mentally, socially, and physically. In dealing with rape everyone handles it differently based on the help that they receive from their family, close friends, and the police. Rape victims are not targeted solely for their gender or gender identity; the predators have different thoughts in mind. And the victim’s assailants at times get to walk away without any form of punishment, do to international rape laws.
Rape is not something that doesn’t happen every day in fact every two minutes there is an American being sexually assaulted (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, 2016). According to Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, there is an average of 288,820 victims of rape who’s average ages are 12 and older (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, 2016). There are many people who have fallen as victims of rape or the attempt of rape, but not all of them get the justice that is deserved.
Many may already know that women are at higher risk of rape than men and that is…