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  • Men and women

    Stopping rape is a problem that belongs to the people who would be doing all the raping. All women should do their part in stopping rape by not raping anyone. All men should do their part by not raping anyone. When people get raped, it is because someone raped them.

  • Rape is a man's issue, period.

    It is only a man's issue because they created a system whereby they can get away with sexual assault and rape, even in a marriage. They created the laws, the system, and the culture that normalizes rape. Because it rarely happens to them, they don't see the problem. The harshest insult for a boy is to call him a girl; for a man, to call him a woman. Make fathers responsible for teaching their sons on how to treat women, for boys follow their Daddy's footsteps. Make men responsible.

  • Yes..and no, but let's say yes.

    As many have pointed out, this is an issue that we should address as a society and not finger point towards. I think it is paramount that we ensure that men and women no longer fall into the trap of victim blaming that our society used as a band-aid to cover up this issue in the past. Statistically speaking, yes, I think we need to focus on our young males' perception of what behavior is and isn't acceptable, but also providing information to men and women about what constitutes rape and what can be done about it.

  • Stopping rape should be everyone's problem.

    Every decent, thinking human being should want to stop rape. It's not a men's issue, or a women's issue. It's a people issue. The idea that only women should be concerned about stopping rape is insulting to men. There are millions of men out there who do not want to see anyone victimized.

  • It's most definitely an issue for men.

    The overwhelming majority of rape is committed by men. The majority of victims are women and when men are raped the overwhelming majority are raped by men. So how can it be a women's issue?

    Though rapists are estimated to consist of 3-4% of the male population the knock on effects everyone. When you are most likely to be raped by someone you know the wariness many women feel is reflected on all men.

    False accusations of rape are very rare - less than any other crime yet it is the only crime where such accusations are not treated as unproven fact.

    The lack of male outrage and activism in the stopping of rape culture in general is shameful. Perhaps they would be less sanguine if they realised that up to 20% of men will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetimes - many as children.

    And for the naysayers 'gendered' means affecting one gender more than another. So yes, rape and domestic abuse are gendered and affect women more. Suicide is a problem that affects men more ... So also gendered. When ŵe acknowledge this gender bias we can start to understand why in a large context.

  • It's most definitely an issue for men.

    The overwhelming majority of rape is committed by men. The majority of victims are women and when men are raped the overwhelming majority are raped by men. So how can it be a women's issue?

    Though rapists are estimated to consist of 3-4% of the male population the knock on effects everyone. When you are most likely to be raped by someone you know the wariness many women feel is reflected on all men.

    False accusations of rape are very rare - less than any other crime yet it is the only crime where such accusations are not treated as unproven fact.

    The lack of male outrage and activism in the stopping of rape culture in general is shameful. Perhaps they would be less sanguine if they realised that up to 20% of men will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetimes - many as children.

    And for the naysayers 'gendered' means affecting one gender more than another. So yes, rape and domestic abuse are gendered and affect women more. Suicide is a problem that affects men more ... So also gendered. When ŵe acknowledge this gender bias we can start to understand why in a large context.

  • It's most definitely an issue for men.

    The overwhelming majority of rape is committed by men. The majority of victims are women and when men are raped the overwhelming majority are raped by men. So how can it be a women's issue?

    Though rapists are estimated to consist of 3-4% of the male population the knock on effects everyone. When you are most likely to be raped by someone you know the wariness many women feel is reflected on all men.

    False accusations of rape are very rare - less than any other crime yet it is the only crime where such accusations are not treated as unproven fact.

    The lack of male outrage and activism in the stopping of rape culture in general is shameful. Perhaps they would be less sanguine if they realised that up to 20% of men will experience some form of sexual assault in their lifetimes - many as children.

    And for the naysayers 'gendered' means affecting one gender more than another. So yes, rape and domestic abuse are gendered and affect women more. Suicide is a problem that affects men more ... So also gendered. When ŵe acknowledge this gender bias we can start to understand why in a large context.

  • It is a men's issue, a women's issue, a societal and cultural issue.

    I believe that stopping rape is a men's issue, it is a women's issue, but most importantly and broadly, it is a societal issue. We live in a world where sexual assault victims are blamed and shamed and degraded. Our victim-blaming stance only allows sexual assailants to get away with their actions. As a society, we have allowed for the statistics of sexual assault victims to rise. 1 in 4 women will experience a sexual assault of attempted sexual assault in their lifetime. 10-20% of men experience a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault in their lifetime. 97% of rapists will never be incarcerated. And now, a new study shows that for the majority of sexual assaults that occur in the military, the victim is male. Rape is a men's issue and men that deny that are simply wrong, but it is not ONLY a men's issue.

  • Women are to Blame for Rape

    Until women and anti-rape groups take rape seriously, and begin to take responsibility (not just blame others) this problem will continue.

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  • Men are raped too.

    To the extent men are raped is unknown but rape against men is heavily underreported because society doesn't take it seriously or everybody thinks that if a man is being attacked and didn't fight off, he's weak or must have wanted it, men are raped only by other men, in prisons, men can't be raped, etc. Rape is not a manifestation of misogyny. If it is, then what causes men to rape other men? When preventing rape, we should focus on men and women. Focusing only on men is just sexist and fails to acknowledge that women can rape too. Rape is everybody's' issue, not just men's.

  • Please read, it will make more sense

    Rape is a societal issue, not a gender-based one. Although women do are more often than not the victims of the actual rape, they are not the only ones who suffer. Often, their families and friends suffer as well and it has a lasting effect on the victim themselves. This could be in the form of a mental instability or PTSD which could affect a child, spouse, caretaker and not to mention the person them selves. Keep in mind this post is light on details, and the suffering of the victims of rape and molestation were severely skimped on as this was more an attempt to try to explain the larger ripple effect of rape.

  • It isn't about men alone.

    Why does this have to be the problem of men alone? Do we feel that women can't do anything about the issue? That is ridiculous. Stopping rape should be an issue that everyone takes a hand is making happen. If we all work together, we can end this scourge to the world.

  • Rape is a societal problem.

    Rapists are not well balanced people. They are not the average person. It is about the view they have of other people in certain situations, or about themselves. It is also about culture, how some cultures and subcultures have "loopholes" where it is less frowned upon/ less consequenses in doing the crime.

  • This is Everyone's Problem

    Believe it or not, men get raped too and the whole rape thing can effect men just as badly. Lets say a woman was trying to get this guy to sleep with her but he said no. Angry, she calls rape and his whole life is ruined because people will trust the woman more than the man.

    Rape isn't a gender related issue and it shouldn't be. It hurts both genders

  • Rape is not a women's issue.

    We need to stop pretending that rape is exclusively men assaulting woman. We need to stop pretending that todays "independent" women are still entitled to male protection. And we need to stop accusing people of "victim blaming" when they advocate taking reasonable steps to reduce the risks and protect yourself (e.G. Walking around alone at night, especially in skimpy clothes, is is not the best idea).

    Even if we do fallaciously assert that it is a women's issue, it should be insulting to both genders to suggest that men are still obligated to fix women's problems for them.

    Posted by: Quan
  • Rape has nothing to do with gender.

    As someone who was raped by a stranger, I see that rape is now used as a product to promote a feminist agenda as well as other causes such as domestic violence with statements like "X women are killed by an intimate partner." Men are raped too, they just don't report it as often because everyone will just call them weak and if they do fight off a woman they will be arrested for "violence against women" because there is a strong condemnation of men using violence against a woman and men are told not to be violent. Then what are men supposed to do? Oh so a woman can use violence to fight off a man but a man is supposed to prevent the attack against him without violence?


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