For example, marital rape can be deeply traumatic, especially in an otherwise abusive relationship. Most perpetrators commit these crimes out of a desire for domination.
Yet marital rape did not become a crime anywhere until the 1970s. Offenders often wish to establish control over their "inferiors.” Sexual attraction is rarely the motivating factor.
Transgender youth are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault.
In a 2011 survey, 12% of trans youth said peers or educational staff had sexually assaulted them in a school setting.
The Department of Veterans Affairs classifies personality disruptions as a pre-existing condition.
Thus, it rarely covers the expense of survivors’ mental health treatment. culture promotes a stereotype that men always want sex.
The rates of sexual assault for homosexual and bisexual individuals are comparable or higher than the rates for heterosexual people.
Hate crimes account for many sexual assaults against LGBTQ people.
Research suggests the military has falsely diagnosed many sexual assault reporters with personality disruptions as an excuse to discharge them.
Men who experience sexual assault can face severe stigma. Many people believe men cannot possibly be victims of rape.
When men report sexual assault, they often face doubt and ridicule.
In 2014, 62% of female reporters said they faced retaliation.
Many were shunned by colleagues or blamed for the assault.