Is He In Danger? Part III
In recent times we have noticed an increase in the public reports of women experiencing domestic violence Jamaica.There are groups like the Tambourine Army that have surfaced to speak out against this violence. However can men not be affected by gender-based violence?It should be seriously considered if a man can be raped or assaulted whether the perpetrator is male or female.To gain an understanding I have done a little research, however, I noticed that information on male rape is scarce and this lead to me creating a piece that could relay what I have learned.This creation takes the form of a three-part podcast called “Is He in Danger?”Each part focuses on a different aspect which in turns leads the discussion into another realm. At the time of this creation, I was a student at The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
With any form abuse there can be psychological effects on the victim. In this part we try to figure out what are some of these effects and relief methods.
“While it is true that females are the main victims of sexual violence and males are typically the perpetrators, this does not dismiss the fact that there are other forms of rape that go beyond the male-female pattern. By ignoring this fact, the legislation leaves both women and men at risk.” -Leanne Levers(2014)
Based on what we learned so far legislation can leave abused men in a bad position. So we also question; can the law be adjusted? And if so, is society ready for that?
Credits/ Reference List
Music: “She beat him.” Vocals by Mavado and Produced by Chimney Records
Skit: Ajani Domville and Jamair Johnson
Interviewees: Alyssa Allen,
She is a final year Student at the Norman Manley School of Law, University of the West Indies.
Mr. Jason Ramsay.
He works at the institute of Jamaica that is assigned to the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.
He did a thesis in 2009 called unlocking the silence: men as victims of domestic abuse at the University of the West Indies.
Sound bites: Dennis O. and Muta Buruka(2012),The Cutting Edge. Irie Fm
Levers, L. (2014, September 03). The Problem with Jamaica’s Sexual Offences Act. Retrieved April 25, 2017, from http://jablogz.com/2014/09/the-problem-with-jamaicas-sexual-offences-act/