“The case lays bare how toxic and twisted social role of masculinity is. It has relied on the cartoonish cliche of school boys as horny, hormonal messes who always want sex. It caricatures boys as constantly “up for it” to the extent that their ability to consent or not to sexual acts is taken less seriously.
When men are sexually assaulted by women, we often fail to take the victims seriously because of gender stereotyping about power dynamics. It is deeply ingrained in society to see all intercourse, consensual or non-consensual, as something which men do to women; the female is passive and receptive while the male is assertive and dominant.”
It’s funny how every other group out there is constantly telling us that gender is a social construct, and no one should be stereotyped, and that rape victims are never to blame, etc. Yet we still tell ourselves that all boys “wanted it” and were lucky to be sexually assaulted.