By Raymond M. Douglas
When Raymond M. Douglas was once an eighteen-year-old residing in Europe, he used to be brutally raped by means of a Catholic priest. He ultimately moved to the us and have become a very popular historian, writing with nice care in regards to the violent expulsion of Germans from japanese Europe after the second one global conflict, and parsing the complex ethical questions of those activities. yet before, Douglas has been silent approximately his personal event of trauma.
In On Being Raped, Douglas recounts this painful occasion and his later makes an attempt to hunt aid to put naked the actual and mental trauma of against the law we nonetheless don’t brazenly talk about: the rape of grownup males by means of males. With eloquence and keenness, he examines the necessities society implicitly locations upon males who're sufferers of rape, examines the explanations for our resounding silence round this factor, and divulges how alarmingly popular this sort of sexual violence actually is.
An insightful and delicate research of a kind of physically violation that we both comic story approximately or forget about, On Being Raped can provide to open a massive discussion approximately male rape and what has to be performed to supply enough companies and aid for sufferers. “But earlier than that may happen,” writes Douglas, “men who've been raped must pop out of the shadows...A begin needs to be made someplace. this is often my try out at one.”
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