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.

February 2, 2013

THESIS: The Invisible Victims of Sexual Violence: A Qualitative Analysis of Male Rape in the Congolese Conflict

Author: Salome Blum
Title: The Invisible Victims of Sexual Violence
Subtitle: A Qualitative Analysis of Male Rape in the Congolese Conflict
Thesis: University of Oslo
Year: 2012
Pages:
Language: English
Full Text: Digitale utgivelser ved UiO [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »Sexual violence against men is a reality. What happens to women and children during wartime also happens to men: perhaps less often, probably more brutal, but definitely less visible than sexual violence committed against women. This thesis analyses the reasons and effects of sexual violence against men in the DRC conflict. Based on 27 interviews with both male survivors and experts conducted in Uganda, the thesis concludes that sexual violence against men is perpetrated for the same reasons as sexual violence against women, but entails different consequences for the survivors. The findings suggest that sexual violence has even stronger negative effects, where hegemonic masculinity is prevalent, gender relations are unequal, and male victims are in the aftermath socially, culturally, psychologically, and physically impaired to reach the masculine ideal.« [Source: Digitale utgivelser ved UiO]