“In the aftermath of the horrific episode, things went from bad to worst. Instead of sharing empathy with the victimized Imran, locals embarrassed him by sharing rumors about his “homosexual relationship” with Athar. The word spread like wildfire.
“Boys started taunting me,” he says. “They thought it was a consensual relationship while as the truth is that it was rape.””
This story is from India, but that quote could be from just about anywhere. Boys who are molested by men are often faced with that choice, be silent and keep getting raped, or say something and be mocked as part of a homosexual relationship, and also probably continuing to get raped.
Not much of a choice.