TW: The New York Times: Rape is Worse when it Happens to Men.

This makes me so fucking sick to my stomach. 

Excerpts:

Since they may believe that men are never raped, they may feel isolated and reluctant to confide in anyone. Male rape victims may become confused about their sexual orientation or, if gay and raped by a man, blame their sexual orientation for the rape.

why does that make sense, and this doesn’t (and they are saying it doesn’t by setting men’s and women’s experience up as converse): “women know that women are always raped, so they feel isolated and reluctant to confide in anyone.”

or, why does that make sense, while this doesn’t: “female rape victims may become confused about their sexuality, because they don’t believe women are to be used like objects and thrown away, but that’s what women’s sexuality is.” or this: “female rape victims may become confused about their sexuality, because they hate men or don’t want to have sex with men, but they feel sexually and emotionally bonded to their attacker after the rape.” or this: “female rape victims may become confused about their sexuality, because they like men and are attracted to men, but start to realize that men hate women and that men rape women.”

(source: femonade)