It's a story so common, it never even made it into the newspapers. A year-old woman who lives in a middle class neighborhood on one of Salt Lake City's busiest streets let her dog out one warm fall night as she always did. When he began barking furiously in the driveway, she ran outside to see what was wrong. As cars sped by, a masked man grabbed her and put a knife at her throat. Without saying a word, he pulled her by the arm, pushed her into her house and threw her on the bed. The dog ran in the house behind them, barking frantically.
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It is only a myth in our society that men are not sexually assaulted, or that they are only sexually assaulted in prisons. Furthermore, estimates from the U. These reports are also thought to be underestimates due to the barriers male survivors face in the reporting process: the U. Department of Justice records an average of greater than 12, reported sexual assaults of men annually, and predicts that if unreported assaults are included, the actual number of men who are sexually assaulted in the United States each year is approximately 60, U. Department of Justice, Additionally, while these numbers include only males over the age of 12, the Department of Justice records that a male's age of greatest risk of sexual assault is age 4. It is important to note, however, that very few studies have been done to document the sexual abuse or sexual assault of men and boys. Furthermore, it is estimated that male survivors report sexual assault and abuse even less frequently than female survivors, and so it is difficult to make an accurate estimate of the number of men and boys who are being assaulted and abused Dube, For all gender identities survivors, anger, anxiety, fear, confusion, self-blame, shame, depression, and even suicidal thoughts are all common reactions for someone who has experienced a sexual assault. Men, however, are more likely than women to initially respond with anger, or to try to minimize the importance or severity of the assault.
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The victim screamed for help when the naked motorist stopped his car and started chasing after her on a secluded road near a beach resort in Buzios, Brazil. Chilling video emerged of a woman running for her life from a naked motorist in an apparent rape attack on a deserted road. The woman, who cannot be identified, was walking alone in the rain around a beach resort in Buzios, Brazil, on Tuesday morning. CCTV footage shows the woman walking along the edge of the secluded road while shielding herself from rain with an umbrella. She appears to notice the car driving slowly behind her and steps onto the grass verge when it pulls up in front of her. It is unclear whether the unsuspecting woman realises the driver was completely naked when he emerges from the vehicle, as much of the silver Ford Ka looks like it is shielding his lower half from view.
Men raped by women are subjected to social and legal double standards. The number of sexual violence victims reported to authorities rose from in to 2, in , according to an annual report by the Gender Violence Recovery Centre GVRC. But whereas women and girls bear the heaviest brunt of sexual and physical violence, the report shows that men and boys are increasingly falling victim to rape, with 26 men and 29 boys cases being reported in Though these cases involves rape by fellow men, whether some men are assaulted by women remains a subject of fierce debate, with most men saying it is not possible for a woman to rape a man.