Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

October 6, 2012

ART: Myths about male rape

Authors: Jessica A. Turchik and Katie M. Edwards
Title: Myths about male rape
Subtitle: A literature review
Journal: Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Year: April 2012
Pages: 211-226
ISSN: 1524-9220 - eISSN: 1939-151X
Language: English
Full Text: PsycNET [Restricted access]

Abstract: »Rape myths are one way in which sexual violence has been sustained and justified through history and modern times. However, there has been a dearth of scholarship about rape myths concerning male victims. This paper reviews the historical origins, development, and current manifestations of male rape myths prevalent in Western society. Specifically, we review male rape myths and their origins in the areas of medicine, law, media, the military, and incarcerated settings. The paper also delineates possible means for eradicating male rape myths at the individual, institutional, and societal levels.« [Source: Psychology of Men & Masculinity]