THIS IS ABOUT THE STREET. INCLUSIVE OF ALL GENDER
•SEXUAL VIOLENCE IS NOT A FEMALE ISSUE.
TIM MATSUI: A US. BASED PHOTOGRAPHER HAS JUST COMPLETED A PROJECT CALLED ‘FEAR’ IN WHICH HE VOICES BOTH MALE AND FEMALE VICTIMS OF RAPE
•www.streetharassmentproject.com is a New York based organization that works with men as ‘agents of change’.
Organizations such as MAVA: MEN AGAINST VIOLENCE AND ABUSE ( MUMBAI) are group of men working against sexual violence.
According to law, a man cannot be raped. The laws with regard to rape and indecent assault and word, gesture or act are specific to women. However there is according to law what is known as unnatural offences, which is used to criminalise homosexuality among men. Here whether you consented to sex or not is irrelevant and thus homosexual behaviour between men is an offence.
Penetration is an essential element of the offence of rape and unnatural offences and hence cannot be used to establish a crime when a man is raped by a woman, but, rape by a man (forced anal sex, and oral sex ) of a man is an offence under law.
Posted by J at 28.4.05