The cultural understanding of rape is limited to an attack by a strong, controlling male perpetrator, and the victim as a weaker, powerless woman. While this understanding is harmful for recognition of all other rape victims, and the varied nature of rape, this project focuses on the negative consequences for male victims. The project bases its theoretical framework on Axel Honneth's theory of recognition, and includes supple- ment knowledge on theories of masculinities. Honneth's theory of recognition as the normative ideal for any just society is divided into three spheres of recognition. Honneth basis his theory of recognition on intersubjective relations between sub- jects, or a subject and the surrounding society, as the only way of getting recognition. By that understanding no subject can become hole without the acceptance of others. The project uses the three spheres of recognition to analyze the gender specific dis- respect of male victims in the current cultural understanding of rape. The project ana- lyze male victims possibilities of recognition on the base of two sets of empiric data: The result of a context analysis with the focus on how Danish media report on rape, and two interviews with personnel on two different treatment centres, one public and one private. Though the analysis of the data with use of Honneth's theory and general knowledge of masculinity, the project conclude that male rape victims have yet an- other stigma attached: That they are not real men. The project then discusses the dif- ferent way of accommodating the issues.
|Educations||, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate|
|Publication date||22 Jan 2016|