When Men Are Rape Victims | WYPR

When Men Are Rape Victims

Feb 2, 2017

Kenneth Rogers, Jr.'s book about his experience as a survivor.

Some research indicates men may be almost as likely as women to be victims of sexual assault. Yet we rarely think of them in that light. We hear from psychologist Dr. Andrew Smiler, a leading expert on the masculine self and a board member of MaleSurvivor, an advocacy organization for male victims of sexual assault. Then we turn to Kenneth Rogers, Jr., a Baltimore schoolteacher who has written a book about his experience as a victim. It took him two decades to face the abuse he suffered--in part, he says, because of his gender. He will read and discuss his book at the Waverly Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library on Saturday at 3pm.