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Women as Sexual Predators: A Study of Male Rape in Amber Tamblyn’s Any Man and its Representation in the Media Industry

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 7041-7052

Keywords : Male Rape; Sexual Violence; Media Representation of Male Rape; Bias of Male Victims in Society and Media;

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When it comes to defining sexual violence, mostly rape, the society is conditioned to believe that the victims of rape can only be female. The idea that even men can get raped is often rebuked and ridiculed and challenged in terms of masculinity because of which many men who suffer the abuse of rape, fear of coming out in the open. The statistics of reported male rape victims is less, largely because of the stigmatisation that is attached with male rape for both heterogeneous and homosexual men and also how the media tends to naturally paint men in the negative light whenever any sexual violent crime occurs. The paper uses Amber Tamblyn's novel Any Man to bring forth the reality of male rape where the offender is from the female gender and how the society and the media react to it. The novel uses the medium of media to enhance the severity of the issue and how different mediums of media tend to portray male rape as a joke. The paper aims to ascertain that the conditioning of the society has also conditioned a major part of the media to look at male rape victims with judgemental eyes by providing references from the used text and the representation of female on male violence in media. The very verdict that people pass for male rape victims is warning enough to understand the enormity of the issue that needs immediate and proper addressing.

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