The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is causing heated debates over the rape scene of Tyler.
In the episode Tyler is attacked in the boys bathroom and is raped with a broom handle.
Kirsty Dawn said ” I don’t understand how they can air that, it is very disturbing and as the series is aimed at teenagers I personally think is sick, the creators should be ashamed of themselves, and it should be banned”.
Carrie Chapel disagrees “YES what happened on the last episode was graphic.
BUT everyone is kicking off, saying it should be cut off and no more seasons because of that 1 mins and few seconds of that bit.
I didn’t see anyone going to this limit when it showed you Hannah been sexually assaulted in the hot tub…
So why because it’s happening to a man? What’s the difference, why shouldn’t it be shown and spoken about?
I honestly just can’t get my head around it, it’s bringing awareness that it DOES happen to men more than anyone even realises not just women and it shows that things affect your life in so many different ways!
People need to realise rape is fucking RAPE and is totally disgusting and not acceptable no matter what sex you are!”.
What are your vies should there be a third season? Did the writers go too far? or do you feel it is raising awareness of male rape?
Approximately 85,000 women and 12,000 men are raped in England and Wales alone every year; that’s roughly 11 rapes (of adults alone) every hour. These figures include assaults by penetration and attempts, In 2012-13, 22,654 sexual offences against under-18s were reported to police in England and Wales, Only around 15% of those who experience sexual violence choose to report to the police.
Approximately 90% of those who are raped know the perpetrator prior to the offence.
These figures come from An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales, the first ever joint official statistics bulletin on sexual violence released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Home Office in January 2013.