By Peter Wright
Excerpt from the 3-part series, “A male-centered approach to disability.”
Disabled males are four times more likely than nondisabled men to be sexually assaulted or raped. The researchers of that study found that more than 5 percent of disabled men reported experiencing sexual assault during the past year, about equal to sexual assaults against disabled women.
Citation:  Mitra, Monika, Vera E. Mouradian, and Marci Diamond. Sexual Violence Victimization Against Men with Disabilities, American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2011) http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797%2811%2900515-0/abstract
If ‘rape culture’ is based in social invisibility and voicelessness of a victim group, then disabled men are dealing with a legitimate rape culture – one entrenched by the people who receive a weekly pay-cheque to help lift that silence. Again a Google search speaks volumes:
►“Sexual violence against disabled women” = 1520 results.
►“Sexual violence against disabled men” = 0 results.