On Being Raped

On Being Raped

Raymond M. Douglas

A own and ethical inquiry into the crime we do our greatest to disregard: the rape of grownup men

When Raymond M. Douglas was once an eighteen-year-old dwelling in Europe, he was once brutally raped by way of a Catholic priest. He finally moved to the us and have become a very hot historian, writing with nice care concerning the violent expulsion of Germans from japanese Europe after the second one global conflict, and parsing the advanced ethical questions of those activities. yet earlier, Douglas has been silent approximately his personal adventure of trauma.

In On Being Raped, Douglas recounts this painful occasion and his later makes an attempt to hunt support to put naked the actual and mental trauma of a criminal offense we nonetheless don’t brazenly talk about: the rape of grownup males by means of males. With eloquence and keenness, he examines the necessities society implicitly locations upon males who're sufferers of rape, examines the explanations for our resounding silence round this factor, and divulges how alarmingly commonplace this type of sexual violence really is.

An insightful and delicate research of a kind of physically violation that we both comic story approximately or forget about, On Being Raped provides to open a major discussion approximately male rape and what should be performed to supply enough providers and help for sufferers. “But sooner than which can happen,” writes Douglas, “men who've been raped should pop out of the shadows...A commence needs to be made someplace. this is often my try out at one.”

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