Sexual abuse is the action where pressure and coercion is used on an individual in order to engage in a sexual activity that they do not want to get involved. (Grubman- Blac 91). These activities may include among others oral sex, rape and even sodomy. Many of the people on the receiving end are women, but today statistics indicate that young boys and men are also on the receiving end just like the girl child. But in as much as the rape cases are on the rise, many rape cases for girls are reported each year as compared to boys. Girls are at the highest risk of being raped than boys are.
This topic is very important for discussion because rape cases are on the rise and the issue need to be addressed. Statistics show that in the past the girl- child and women were on the receiving end but the trends are changing and the boy- child and men are affected. A number of studies indicate that the victims suffer lasting trauma when they undergo these heinous acts. Research proves the fact that sexual abuse contributes to stress, depression, anxiety disorders, addictions and even personality disorders in the long term (Dorais 39). Survivors of rape, whether they are boys or girls or men or women always demonstrate weird behaviors (Hunter 41). It is for this reason that this issue draws attention because it leads to weird characters in the society.
People need to learn more about the effects of rape in society and why it is important to avoid or prevent it. The negative impact of rape touches the family as the chore unit of function in society and goes on to manifest itself in the society through non functionalism shown by rape victims. (Spiegel 16, Warner 103). In order to get to know more about this issue, I will have to conduct research in order to gather information and statistics about it. the information I am expected to gather includes the effects of rape on individuals, the statistics gathered in the recent past, effects on both boys and girls as well as how the family and society is directly or indirectly affected.
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Dorais, Michel. Don’t Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys. Quebec: MQUP, 2002.Print
Hunter, Mic. Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1991. Print
Grubman- Blac, Stephen. Broken Boys, Mending Men: Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse. New York: McGraw Hill, 1990
Warner, Sam. Understanding the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse: Feminist Revolutions in Theory, Research and Practice. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2008. Print