We Have to Stop Using Male Rape as a Punch Line

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Traditional concepts of masculinity contribute to a culture in which male rape victims are ignored, dismissed, and even laughed at, making it nearly impossible for male victims to come forward and report their rapes. This facet of rape culture is particularly prominent in pop culture, where male rape victims are not treated with the compassion and validation they deserve.

I delve into the treatment of male rape victims in TV and movies in my latest article for Bitch Media: Male Rape is No Joke — But Pop Culture Often Treats it that Way. Some of the shows and movies I explore in this article include Deliverance, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Wedding Crashers, and Outlander. I hope you give it a read and let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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