Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse by Mic Hunter is a classic sociology text that serves to treat an often neglected population, young male boys that have been sexually abused. Hunter writes the book for the victims but it also is a great resource for sociology majors looking to better understand what it is like to be a victim of sexual abuse.
Abused Boys divides the topic of sexual abuse in the book into two distinct categories:
- A disturbing description and outline of what sexual abuse is. Hunter’s definition is more encompassing than some and it serves to surprise and enlighten the reader as to what exactly constitutes sexual abuse.
- Stories from Survivors of Sexual Abuse is the other portion of the book. These case studies are very helpful for sociology students to get into the minds of the victims and understand what they have been through.
Understanding Sexual, and Child Abuse
Sociology students need to understand the ramification of child abuse and sexual abuse in society today. Course work will force sociology majors to look at difficult topics and read books like Abused Boys because of the prolific way in which child abuse and sexual abuse occurs in the United States today. Hunter’s book should be required reading for every sociology student. Hunter wants the reader to understand the following:
“There are two broad categories of abuse: overt and covert. Overt sexual abuse is openly sexual and apparent.. Covert abuse is more insidious, and therefore harder to identify…(Hunter, 5).”
Paper Masters can help you understand Mic Hunter’s book Abused Boys and provide you with a book review for any course that has assigned the reading.