I Hope He Gets Raped In Jail

Those are words I’ve never heard when talking about a female predator.

Recently I read about a heinous crime. The reactions surrounding it all alluded to sexual assault being part of the jail experience. Rob people, get raped in prison, that’s the punishment.

One of the many problems I have with this is the terrible set up it is for men who are sexually assaulted. By taking a horrifying, painful and dehumanizing experience and turning it into the punchline of a joke or the accepted consequence of bad behavior we make it virtually impossible for men who have been assaulted to speak out.

I don’t care all that much about how we treat our prisoners because I’m an altruist. What I worry about is what we’re teaching our men and our boys. I worry about the unintended consequences.

 

 

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