FBI: “Males Can’t Be Raped”

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Rainbow triangleIn a report some gay rights activists have said is spectacularly bone-headed, insensitive and inhumane, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report deliberately excludes male victims of rape. Further, an FBI “FAQ” states “In the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), a sexual assault on a male by a female could be classified as rape, depending on the nature of the attack and the extent of the injury…. In the NIBRS, at least one offender must be of a different sex than the victim for the event to be classified as forcible rape. For example, a female can rape a male, or in the case of multiple offenders, a female and a male can rape a male. However, a male cannot rape another male, or in the case of multiple offenders, two males cannot rape a male.”

Regarding the epidemic of prison rape, the report makes no allowances or distinctions. According to NIBRS and the FBI, male-on-male rape being is impossible. Prison rape simply does not exist. Such attacks may be recorded under other headings – beatings or assaults for example – but the sexual component is eliminated. Internet commentators have speculated that this policy enables correctional systems to ignore rape prevention, condom distribution and HIV/AIDS awareness. Trans persons and overtly gay men, especially young men, are at the greatest risk of prison rape and few correctional systems make any effort to provide special protections.

In New Jersey the Dept. of Corrections classifies all sexual activity by inmates as a violation of rules and therefore does not make condoms available. A former NJDOC employee who requested his name be withheld stated “if they think they can lock up boys and men for years on end and keep them from having sex, they’re crazy. What happens is they have unprotected sex. The former employee also said, “It drives men, some of whom are seriously sociopathic to begin with, to desperation – and that spells rape.”

While male-on-male rape is known to take place, the FBI policy also applies to female-on-female rape. Statistics regarding such events in female correctional facilities are even less likely to be accurate and available due to the way they are classified by the U. S. government.

Rainbow triangleIn a report some gay rights activists have said is spectacularly bone-headed, insensitive and inhumane, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report deliberately excludes male victims of rape. Further, an FBI “FAQ” states “In the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), a sexual assault on a male by a female could be classified as rape, depending on the nature of the attack and the extent of the injury…. In the NIBRS, at least one offender must be of a different sex than the victim for the event to be classified as forcible rape. For example, a female can rape a male, or in the case of multiple offenders, a female and a male can rape a male. However, a male cannot rape another male, or in the case of multiple offenders, two males cannot rape a male.”