In Defence of Gender Neutrality Within Rape

Seattle Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 6, p. 481, 2007

46 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2008 Last revised: 16 Dec 2008

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Philip Rumney

University of the West of England

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article critically examines the arguments and factual claims cited by those who oppose gender-neutral definitions of rape. It considers these issues in light of one of the primary reasons for the enactment of gender-neutral rape laws - the appropriate labelling of male sexual victimisation. This analysis draws on the growing body of research evidence that examines the nature, impact and consequences of male rape, as well as law reform literature from a variety of jurisdictions.

Keywords: Gender neutrality, men, victims, law reform, feminism

Suggested Citation

Rumney, Philip, In Defence of Gender Neutrality Within Rape (2007). Seattle Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 6, p. 481, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1316252

Philip Rumney (Contact Author)

University of the West of England ( email )

Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol, BS16 1QY
United Kingdom

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