The Plight of Male Victims New Israeli Legislation Aims to Change the Definition of Rape as We Know It

Unlike other Western countries, the definition of rape in Israeli law is narrow, specifying an act perpetrated by males on females. New legislation may help change that perception, which some claim ignores the plight of male victims of sexual assault.

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For years, Israeli child-protection officials have looked on in despair as female pedophiles and incestuous mothers brought to court for molesting boys were never even charged with rape.