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Det manliga offret- om män som blivit utsatta för sexuellt våld

Petersson, Sofia LU and Silverlund, Jennifer LU (2011) SOPA63 20102
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study is to highlight men who have experienced sexual violence. The study is based on an examination on what help there is available for men who have experienced sexual violence and why there seems to be a bigger resistance from men, rather than from women, to report to the police and seek help after their experiences. By interviewing four professionals who works in organisations where you can get in contact with these men, we have been able to identify several components which seem to be of interest in the question why many men do not seek help. The study is based on a gender perspective and the difficulty combining being a victim and at the same time being a man. This can be a problem because the characteristics which we... (More)
The aim of this study is to highlight men who have experienced sexual violence. The study is based on an examination on what help there is available for men who have experienced sexual violence and why there seems to be a bigger resistance from men, rather than from women, to report to the police and seek help after their experiences. By interviewing four professionals who works in organisations where you can get in contact with these men, we have been able to identify several components which seem to be of interest in the question why many men do not seek help. The study is based on a gender perspective and the difficulty combining being a victim and at the same time being a man. This can be a problem because the characteristics which we link to being a victim are the opposite of masculinity. The fact that the media almost always emphasize the victims of sexual violence as a woman and the perpetrator as a man can also be of importance in how we create norms about who the ideal victim is. A discussion on whether we need a specific course of action for men who are victims of sexual violence is raised where both the advantages and disadvantages of this is taken to consideration. (Less)
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author
Petersson, Sofia LU and Silverlund, Jennifer LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The male victim – About men who have experienced sexual violence
course
SOPA63 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
norms, gender, victim, masculinity, sexual violence, male, rape
language
Swedish
additional info
Assessor Lars Harrysson
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1766629
date added to LUP
2011-01-21 15:07:59
date last changed
2011-01-21 15:07:59
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to highlight men who have experienced sexual violence. The study is based on an examination on what help there is available for men who have experienced sexual violence and why there seems to be a bigger resistance from men, rather than from women, to report to the police and seek help after their experiences. By interviewing four professionals who works in organisations where you can get in contact with these men, we have been able to identify several components which seem to be of interest in the question why many men do not seek help. The study is based on a gender perspective and the difficulty combining being a victim and at the same time being a man. This can be a problem because the characteristics which we link to being a victim are the opposite of masculinity. The fact that the media almost always emphasize the victims of sexual violence as a woman and the perpetrator as a man can also be of importance in how we create norms about who the ideal victim is. A discussion on whether we need a specific course of action for men who are victims of sexual violence is raised where both the advantages and disadvantages of this is taken to consideration.},
  author       = {Petersson, Sofia and Silverlund, Jennifer},
  keyword      = {norms,gender,victim,masculinity,sexual violence,male,rape},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det manliga offret- om män som blivit utsatta för sexuellt våld},
  year         = {2011},
}