Jamaican women raping young boys

ALTHOUGH a number of Jamaican men still smirk at the idea of a woman raping a man, the increasing number of calls to the Marge Roper Counselling Service and the National Family Planning Board hotline are showing that more and more males are reporting rape and are pointing towards older women as the perpetrators.

“A number of men are now reporting rape,” National Family Planning Board Chair Dr Sandra Knight said. “Men who are in the 16 to 20 age groups are reporting rape, men in the 30 to 35 age group are reporting now that older women are raping them.

This is nothing new. Older women have always been having sex with our boys. But I think now, with the sensitisation that is out there, boys are now realising that if I did not consent to it, it is rape,” she said.

But some men still say that this cannot be true.

“You cannot rape the willing,” said Curtis Benjamin, 42, and father of three.

“I don’t think it is physically possible for a woman to overpower a man and rape him. What she can do is seduce him and he will get aroused. Then he is not going to walk away he will give in to her. So that is why he now becomes willing. Once you are willing it is not rape.”


However, Dr Knight said that male rape should be taken seriously.

“I know a lot of people find the issue of male rape funny; because they think that men want to have sex all the time, and all men will have sex with anything and anybody, but that is not true,” she said.

“Men can be very discerning, men can be conservative with their sexuality and we should not generalise and feel that you getting some and you don’t want it. But we shouldn’t generalise because not all men are like that. Actually men can be very serious with their sexual preferences and their sexual interactions.”

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1 Comment

  • athveg34f
    March 22, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    The sentiment spoken about in this article so fills me with rage. I recall back when a teacher (Mary Kay Letourneau) “had a sexual relationship with” her sixth grade student, all of the news media outlets refused to call it “rape”. Late night TV comedians (as well as regular stage comedians at comedy clubs) were all in a frenzy about how “lucky” that boy was, how they all wished that *their* sixth-grade teachers were so hot and wishing that they’d also been so blessed as her student victim. It was nauseating.

    Feminist groups were the only ones calling Letourneau’s act what it was — rape. We got booed, hissed at, called “feminist killjoys” (my favorite response to that was “rape is not a JOY”), and despite getting on quite a few visible TV shows (like Oprah and Donahue), it took MANY years for us to finally get female-on-male rape to be called rape and to be considered a felony by the FBI. It is heartening to finally see men admit that what happened back then WAS A FELONY RAPE INFLICTED UPON A MINOR, and not “every guy’s dream come true”. Sadly, Jamaica is still behaving as American men did back before feminism was able to expand our cognition of sexual assault in North America.

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