Rape : A Victim Of Sexual Assault

861 Words Jul 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. It does not matter what gender, age, economic class, religion, or race you are, because it can happen to anyone. According to one website, “Rape victims are doctors, lawyers, nurses, military personnel, cooks, accountants, students- anyone and everyone could be vulnerable to rape or sexual assault,” (“Rape Myths and Facts,” 2015). Therefore, yes males can be the victims of sexual assault, in fact one out of every 10 rape victims are male, (RAINN, 2016). Overall, many sexual assaults involving male victims go unreported. Males can be assaulted by both men and women, and they can be assaulted in the same ways as their female counterparts are. Males as well as females can be “talked into it”, coerced, pushed when they are too drunk to consent, etc. Sexual assault is very serious and it can happen to anyone.

Sexual assault is never the victims fault, no matter the circumstances. According to one website, “Sexual assault is a violent attack on an individual, not a spontaneous crime of sexual passion. For a victim, it is a humiliating and degrading act,” (Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services [CONNSACS], 2016). Male or female, no one is responsible for this violence. There are a lot of disagreements surrounding this subject within our society and the world. Many believe that individuals “ask for it”, or that they were dressing provocatively, or that they should not have been drinking excessively. These are all assumptions that…

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