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A Woman can be guilty of raping a Man

"No man is above the law and no man is below it..." - Theodore Roosevelt.
That is the maxim, but for a long time, women has been above the law of rape. Before you crucify me, take a chill pill, I am very much aware that women are the colossal victims of rape. BUt we can not because of sentiment decide to close our eyes to the injustice done to men, atleast women are the one championing the cause of equality! *shrug*. And if you are a guy and you think be raped by a woman is a pleasurable experience...SMH for you, pray you never experience it. The society generally see men as the “unrapeables” especially when the allegation is about a female-on-male rape, but that is not true!
The Violence Against persons (prohibition) Act (VAPP) was passed into law in May, 2015. The Act was a result of agitations for protection of persons against the different forms of violence. Violence, both at the home front and the larger society, is fast becoming a trend in the recent day Nigeria. Daily, we hear of someone killing or maiming their spouse; or a scorned lover pouring acid on an ex lover; or someone being forcefully taken away from their family and loved ones. It was the need to protect citizens from violence such as these that led to the enactment of the VAPP Act, 2015. The Violence Against persons (Prohibition) Act is an improvement on the penal and criminal code in relation to violence; it also makes provision for compensation to victims as well as the protection of their right.
Under the VAPP Act, rape, spousal battery, forceful ejection from home, forced financial dependence or economic abuse, harmful widowhood practices, female circumcision or genital mutilation, abandonment of children, harmful traditional practices, harmful substance attacks such as acid baths, political violence, forced isolation and separation from family and friends, depriving persons of their liberty, incest, indecent exposure and violence by state actors (especially government security forces) among others are punishable offences.
One of the very notable and commendable provisions of the Act is its expansion of the meaning of rape and its prohibition thereof. While other existing laws limited their scope of rape to protect only females in relation to vaginal penetration without consent, the VAPP Act has taken a giant stride to expand the meaning and scope of rape. By virtue of the Act, rape is when a person intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person  with any other part of his or her  body or anything  else without consent, or where such consent is obtained by force  or means  of threat  or intimidation  of any  kind  or by  fear  of harm  or  by  means  of false  and  fraudulent representation  as to the nature  of the act or the use of any substance  or additive  capable  of taking  away the  will  of such person  or in  the case of a married  person  by impersonating his or her spouse. By this definition, both males and females are protected against rape. The issue of rape being gender biased has been a jurisprudential issue in Nigeria for a while because our law, as it then was, does not recognize situations wherein a man would or could be raped. Thus, instances such as the one reported in Daily Post on the 17th of July, 2012 where a man was allegedly “raped” to death by his wives, was not classified as rape but manslaughter.

The Act also, in its progressive nature, took cognizance of the fact that sex now goes beyond the primary sex organs and thus, extended the scope of rape to include anus and mouth. This is because it was difficult in times past, to bring an issue of forceful anal or oral sex under the umbrella of rape simply because such occasion was not envisaged or accommodated by our laws.

On the 5th of May , 2015 3 unknown women reportedly abducted and ganged raped a man in Eastern cape, south Africa
Narrating the sad incident, News24 wrote; Eastern Cape police spokesperson Constable Mncedi Mbombo said the 33-year-old man had been standing on the side of the road in Kwazakhele at around 08:00 when the women stopped next to him in a black BMW.

''The women asked him for directions but when he approached them, one of the women pointed a gun at him and forced him into the vehicle''. They reportedly gave him something to drink before taking turns to rape him and cart away his semen in a cooler box.
The south African police are investigating the matter. According to the reports the exact same method is being used by women in Gauteng, who are also forcing men to drink from a bottle and stealing their semen. So far no arrests were made.


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