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Pennsylviania, U.S.: Woman Charged with Sexaul Assault

One of the most prevailing myths about sexual abuse is that the victims are always female and the perpertrators are always male. While this is true in the majority of reported cases, women can be rapists and sexual abuse perps too, and boys and men can be victims. In Pennsylvania in the United States, a woman was charged with sexually assaulting three boys over a five-moth period in 2007. The woman is already in prison, although the article does not say for what.

Some legislatures unfortunately state that women can’t be rapists. This perpetuates the stereotype of male offenders and female victims, and further minimizes the chances of getting justice for male survivors. It is good in this sense that Ms. Frable was charged. I hope that it wasn’t a case of real rape being dismissed as sexual assault.

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