Talk:Rape of males

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Concern over interpretation of last sentence in lead.Edit

Could interested editors please check the intention of this sentence: A perception of being gay is also a motive for rape in many cases. I'm convinced it should read something along the lines of: A fear of being perceived as gay is also a motive for men not reporting rape in some cases. Even if/when corrected, I'm also not wholly convinced this one newspaper article about one person's horrible experience is a sufficiently good enough source to make such a sweeping statement, even if true. Rather than blunder in and make big changes here, I'd prefer to raise the issue for others to assess. Thank you, Nick Moyes (talk) 00:50, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Should be worded better and supported by a better source. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 18:28, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
I read the source, and between that and the sentence before covering a similar thought as to what is being proposed, I think what it means is something like, Some men are victimized due to being perceived as gay. Doesn't seem necessary for the lead though. And it seems weird right after saying that some men may not report due to fear of being perceived as gay, to then say that being perceived as gay may indeed be a factor in being raped. It would be like validating this idea. -Crossroads- (talk) 20:54, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
I wouldn't say "validating this idea" since men have been raped by other men due to being gay or perceived as gay, including with regard to corrective rape. Yeah, it seems odd that a man would rape another in order to "correct" him, but it happens because those men act as though they are teaching the other man a lesson, like "this wouldn't have happened to you if you weren't gay." But the material shouldn't be included in the lead until covered lowered in the article.
Anyway, on the topic of men being raped by other men in relation to sexual orientation or sexuality, there are sources such as this 2012 "Forensic Nursing: Evidence-Based Principles and Practice" source, from F. A. Davis Company, page 123, which states, "[Gay men] think that the assault occurred because they are gay, whereas straight men often begin to question their sexual identity and are more disturbed by the sexual aspect of the assault than the violence involved. (Brochman, 1991) Questions about sexuality in the heterosexual male is complicated and a source of confusion and stress to the male victim when ejaculation is part of the rape experience. Given that the research is aging and the focus on violence against women is institutionalized and well funded, the topic of rape of males remains a taboo subject that is not currently a priority in most communities." I added this source to the lead. This 2016 "Encyclopedia of Homosexuality, Volume 2" reprint source, from Routledge, page 1095, states, "While gay males are also raped, there is no evidence that they are victimized in appreciably greater numbers than their proportion of the general population; most male rape victims are heterosexual. What is even more surprising to the average man is that, according to several studies, most rapes of males are committed by men who are heterosexual in their consensual sexual preference and self-identity; only 7 percent of the rapists of men in the Groth-Burgess study were homosexual. [Indeed, it has been reported that homosexual men are far less likely to engage in rape than heterosexual men.] Half or more of these rapists choose victims from both genders." Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 21:59, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Canadian law on rape?Edit

Could interested editors create a Canada section for the "Prevalence" section of the page?

Thanks. 2001:56A:7634:4A00:9CEB:76FF:8C1E:4AFB (talk) 01:59, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Removal of content by IP editorEdit

I invite the IP editor who has been removing content from this article to explain their thinking below - see WP:BRD. GirthSummit (blether) 15:07, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

{{rangeblock}}: has been blocked from editing for one year. This block has been placed to bring an end to over six months of sexuality-related original research, tendentious rejection of community input and persistent edit warring. If the IP editor had an account, they would long have been topic banned from the area of conflict, and blocked from editing indefinitely. ~ ToBeFree (talk) 22:33, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
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