Only certain men rape

 

A number of rape myths can fall under this category, such as:

MYTH: Men of certain races and backgrounds are more likely to commit sexual violence

FACT: There is no typical rapist.  Studies show that men who commit sexual violence come from every economic, ethnic, racial, age and social group.  85% of rapists are men known to their victims                                                         


MYTH: Men who rape or sexually assault are mentally ill or monsters

FACT: Studies have indicated that as few as 5% of men are psychotic at the time of their crimes.  Few convicted rapists are referred for psychiatric treatment


MYTH: The man was drunk / on drugs / depressed / under stress / wasn't himself

FACT: Men use a variety of excuses to justify the act of rape.  There is never an excuse

 

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