Interesting stuff, and politically dynamite. Society as a whole is very invested (see more, next para) in the dual paradigm of the virtuous feminine and the dishonorable masculine, and won't easily accept any suggestion that women are the aggressors in relationships at rates roughly equal to men. Of course, we've already seen this sort of parity with IPV (links here and here and here), so it intuitively makes sense that the same trend present in relational violence extends to coercive tactics used to secure sex.
...among males, those ages 16–24 have the highest rates of sexual victimization
Coercion As A Function of Tactic (click to enlarge)
...among 600 college students, 16% of men experienced forced sexual intercourse while on a date, a rate comparable to women in this study (22%). Of the 55 (female=32, male=23) participants who provided additional narratives of their experiences, men described verbal coercion significantly more frequently than women. In 2003, Struckman, Johnson, and Anderson found that persistent kissing and touching were the most often reported sexually coercive tactic among predominantly White college males victimized by females.
...Over 4 in 10 males (43% n=120) experienced at least one form of sexual coercion and 31% (n=86) of males experienced verbal coercion strategies. The second most common tactic experienced was unwanted seduction strategies (26% n=73), followed by physical force (18% n=52) and then substance coercion (7%, n=19). Rates of sexual coercion tactics were comparable for males in high school and college. Asians showed significantly lower proportions for all types of coercion (p val less than 0.01) compared to Black, Whites, and Latinos. Blacks showed significantly greater proportions of verbal coercion (chi squared=19.72, p val less than 0.01) compared to Asians and Latinos, and unwanted seduction (chi squared=14.45, p val less than 0.01) compared to Asians.
...Of participants who reported sexual coercion, 95% reported female perpetrators only, one person reported coercion by a male, four participants (1.6%) reported both male and female perpetrators, and two people did not provide the gender of perpetrator. Across sexual coercion tactics, the majority of reported perpetrators were female: 96% verbal coercion, 74% substance coercion, 95% seduction coercion, and 92% physical coercion.
...The majority of respondents reported sexual coercion by females, with only four participants reporting experiences by males, challenging a common myth that men are not or cannot be sexually victimized by women. These results are consistent with studies across the U.S. exploring female sexual perpetration (Williams, Ghandour, & Kub, 2008).
...Specifically, participants whose sexual coercion experience(s) resulted in intercourse showed greater sexual risk taking and greater alcohol use compared to their counterparts who were not coerced or those whose coercion resulted in fondling/attempted intercourse.
Speaking of being invested in the dual paradigm, some of the folks most resistant to the notion that men can be victims of female sexual coercion are...other men. It's just not manly, it's just taking responsibility for one's decisions, men who don't want women's sexual attentions are pussies / fags / losers, etc. Okay, fine, just so. However, for those naysayers, I submit that this is sauce for the goose, in that the very same sorts of questions typically asked of women in surveys of sexual victimization, when asked of men
|Text of Questions Asked (click to enlarge)|
...yield results that suggest that women are equally guilty of coercing men into sexual activity as the sexual assault hysteria industry says that men are. Either that, or that these sorts of questions are ludicrous examples of the sort of data one obtains when asking grown-ass adults questions that presume they have the agency of children.
Either way, I'm fine with using the rape alarmism industry's yardstick(s) to measure female sexual coercion, and since I don't see the sexual greivance-mongers going away anytime soon, perhaps this data will help Black Knights point the sexual assault lawfare cannons back at the very mavens who started this dustup in the first place.