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corrective rape

the highly damaging idea that an individual can be “cured” of their sexuality or gender identity through rape. The intended consequence of corrective rape is to force the victim to conform to a heteronormative standard through forced sexual contact.

It is prevalent worldwide, but is often found in conservative and/or deeply religious countries where homosexuality or gender nonconformity is unaccepted.

It has been documented to have happened by survivors of some extreme forms of “conversion therapy” practices.

Originally published: 9th December, 2020
Last modified: 9th December, 2020