TORONTO — The next Steubenville, Ohio is…in Canada’s largest city.
The Huffington Post, hardly a feminist media outlet, has more.
Police say four women sexually assaulted a 19-year-old man after meeting him at a Toronto nightclub, the Toronto Globe and Mail reports.
On March 31, the suspects reportedly offered to drive the man home but instead took him to a parking lot where police say they attacked him, according to the news outlet. The women are described as being white, in their 30s, all about 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 200 pounds, according to several reports. They wore short black dresses with high heels.
Authorities did not reveal the specifics of the attack, and no arrests have been made. The victim did not come forward until April 5, the Toronto Sun reports.
Toronto Police Det.-Const. Shannon McParland praised the man for reporting the crime. Curtis St. John of the Male Survivor support network similarly told the Sun that the stigma of being attacked by females can shame a male victim into silence.
“Men grow up feeling they have to be in control of every situation,” he said.
Nicole Pietsch, coordinator of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, told the National Post that while the idea of a man being sexually preyed on by women is sometimes considered “lucky,” it “just feeds into the myth that sexual violence is something the victim wants.”
As the Post notes, men made up 8 percent of the adult sex assault claims reported to police across Canada, according to a 2003 report Canadian Centre for Justice.
According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, 2.78 million American men “have been victims of sexual assault or rape.”
Emphasis mine in bold.
First and foremost, the only major US feminist that posted about this story was Jessica Wakeman of the Frisky (her post is contained in the “on Easter Sunday” phrase). That should be extremely alarming to men who want to become feminists and NOT in a good way. I am totally disgusted by the big American feminist media blackout that occurred on this story. I’ve searched near and far to find who reported on this from our side. And sadly, Ms. Wakeman – who, like myself, got very little sleep on Sunday night – was the only correct answer to that question.
Second, do anyone remember the phrase “My short skirt is not an invitation to rape me!”?. Same thing applies here. Women’s short skirts do not give them the right to rape men. Not under ANY circumstances.
Third, we all know how bad the victim-blaming and slut-shaming is in cases of male-on-female sexual assault – Steubenville, Torrington, Conn.; and (less infamously) Cleveland, Texas brought that out in the open. When the man is a victim of sexual assault by a woman, the victim-blaming and slut-shaming (yes, men can be slut-shamed) are already twenty times WORSE. When a man is a victim of a gang rape by women, the victim-blaming and slut-shaming increase ten-thousandfold. (Gang rape is defined as a victim being raped by three or more people.) What that means is that if a man or boy is gang raped and ALL of the rapists are women and girls, he is ten thousand times more likely to be blamed for his own gang rape than vice-versa.
While only 1 out of every 33 men are victims of sexual assault, 58% of all male victims of sexual assault were born on 1/1/1978 or later, 90% of all male victims of sexual assault are mandated to join the Selective Service System (born on 1/1/1960 or later), and approximately 55% of male victims are sexually assaulted by a woman – while 42% of the remaining male victims are raped in prison (particularly those owned by the privateering-advocate group ALEC) by other men.
The victim-blaming and disgusting rape jokes are completely off the charts in this case. Here are some disgusting pro-rape tweets and comments from Huffington Post.
Toronto man sexually assaulted by 4 women at a downtown club. Police laughed, called him a lucky bastard and went back to work.
— Joe Flow (@ScottyLakin) April 8, 2013
That is just a small sample of the vile comments and tweets to this story. The Policy Mic also has more. Let’s hope that justice is served in this case.
UPDATE @ 13:00: I’ve decided to add “US” and “American” to the post as many Canadian feminists, including Slutwalk, are speaking out against this gang rape. Hope this clarifies the post.