MALE RAPE AND THEIR VICTIMIZATION: A HISTORICAL EXPOSITION
This paper examines several works of literature to uncover common myths in and about society as it engages with the literature on male rape. The purpose of this paper is to explore several works on male rape while looking for various myths and stereotypes that have been brought up in numerous studies. With the use of primary and secondary data gathered by the researcher, the aim is to further analyse the prevalence of male rape. There are various misconceptions about male rape victims, offenders, and stereotypes. Defined by (Anderson 1999), (Fulcher and Scott 1999) due to which male rape is a hidden concept. These are beliefs about men's invulnerability, and as a result, neither society nor men recognize themselves as rape victims. There is limited study and scant literature on male rape in India. Male rape is considered a crime in the eyes of the law, hence research in this area has mostly originated in the USA, UK, Australia, and Denmark. Due to a dearth of cases that have been recorded, male rape is researched in the UK using small-scale samples that are typically clinical in nature. This study makes an effort to align with existing knowledge to improve understanding of such occurrences.