In Defence of Gender Neutrality Within Rape
University of the West of England
Seattle Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 6, p. 481, 2007
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 46
Keywords: Gender neutrality, men, victims, law reform, feminism
Date posted: December 15, 2008 ; Last revised: December 16, 2008