Since so many seem to be ignorant about male rape, here is an informative report on the subject...
I saw this in Dear Prudence's column today... a man was raped. Now he finds out that the woman who raped him is about to give birth to what very well may be his child. Prudie referred the lw to a lawyer in order to figure out his legal status in this case.
However, this does bring up a moral issue... should a man be on the hook for years to support the child (ie, give monthly support) of the woman who raped him? This is even more heinous than poking a hole in the condom or lying about birth control....this is rape.
Most of us are adamantly against the idea of forcing a woman to maintain contact with her rapist in the case of a rapist seeking custody of his children...what if the rapist is the woman, rather than the man?
Should the woman automatically lose custody of the baby because she is a rapist?
On the other hand, what are the needs of the child in the matter. If we are going to say that the child needs the father's support, then what about children of rape whose bm's adopt them out because she does not want the daily reminder of her rape?
(And for those who are ignorant of the fact...yes, absolutely men can be raped.)