Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CDC: men and women equally experience nonconsensual sex

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sexual-victimization-by-women-is-more-common-than-previously-known/ The results were surprising. For example, the CDC’s nationally representative data revealed that over one year, men and women were equally likely to experience nonconsensual sex, and most male victims reported female perpetrators. Over their lifetime, 79 percent of men who were “made to penetrate” someone else (a form of rape, in

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Swiss parliament votes to extend definition of rape to male victims

Swiss parliament votes to extend definition of rape to male victims https://t.co/MjaoV1YanD— MaleSurvivor (@MaleSurvivorORG) September 30, 2018 he National Council, Switzerland’s parliament, voted 151 to 39, with one abstention, to make this change to the law. The Federal Council is also in favour of the change. Currently, Switzerland’s criminal code defines rape

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Why many rape victims don’t fight or yell

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/06/23/why-many-rape-victims-dont-fight-or-yell/ Freezing occurs when the amygdala – a crucial structure in the brain’s fear circuitry – detects an attack and signals the brainstem to inhibit movement. It happens in a flash, automatically and beyond conscious control. It’s a brain response that rapidly shifts the organism into a state of vigilance for incoming

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