"THE UNBIASED FACTS"
Popularized male rape victim statistics today suggest that the majority of men victimized by rape are recognized as being homosexual in orientation. However; the logical argument by inference suggest that these statistics only give evidence insomuch with the fact supporting that male rape victims recognized as homosexual are statistically ("more apt") to "report" their sexual assault to hospital's or mental health institutions, as opposed to most heterosexual male rape victims who are more apt to choose in remaining silent.
Currently; the prevailing statistical correlation between homosexual and heterosexual male rape victims shows only a marginal difference with homosexual men, who are more likely to be sexually assaulted due to the unfortunate fact that they are often targets of anti-gay violence. Regardless of sexual orientation, "all" male rape victims suffer virtually the same life-long traumatic injuries and intense stigma of rape assault.
Many clinical experts believe that there is a "greater number" of heterosexual men who do not report their rape ordeal to hospitals or mental health institutions. Regrettably; society has chosen to adopt an unfair biased consensus associated with all male rape victims who are often detrimentally pegged or classified as being gay. These conjectural beliefs are largely supported by cultural mainstream biased beliefs, assumptions, and false myths. The prevailing societal belief that men are rarely raped, or that it's only men incarcerated behind prison walls that gets raped, perpetuates a very cruel and callous stigma attached to "all" male rape victims.
Most men sexually assaulted tend not to report their victimization. they strongly fear "invasive medical examinations and procedures", including psychological counseling because; it only heightens a male rape victims traumatic sequella related to their harrowing affliction. While rape is undoubtedly a heinous crime of violence, male rape victims are often deeply shamed by the taboo of same-sex sexual contact, even though the actual rape itself was provoked by the violent force of aggressors.
Male-on-male rape seriously contributes to a deep sense of isolation and despair that carries with it painful life-long stigmatic effects. Of those men who actually report their violent rape ordeal; only forty percent identify themselves as heterosexual. Most mental health organisations believe that these figures are greatly under-estimated.
In fact; from a world-wide prospective, clinical experts believe that ("if") the vast majority of heterosexual male rape victims who choose not to come forward were to actually seek professional help; it would strikingly reveal a more accurate statistical account, quantifying the plausible authentication that most male rape victims are indeed heterosexual.
Regrettably; there is for the most part "no" mode of public information or mental health care systematization readily accessible to ease and assist respective homosexual or heterosexual male rape victims in making the alternative action to seek professional help.
Edited by jcf1957 (03/29/08 09:33 PM)
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