Yeah, it's disgusting how until very recently, male rape was always taken as a joke and never seriously at all. There was a 1974 TV film called IT COULDN'T HAPPEN TO A NICER GUY, which stars Paul Sorvino (Mira's dad) as a guy being sexually assaulted by a woman, but it was basically played for laughs. A much better and more serious film on that subject is a 1985 TV drama titled DEADLY JUSTICE aka The Rape of Richard Beck, starring Richard Crenna as a policeman who is forced to change his entire sexist attitude toward rape victims when he himself is sexually assaulted by two thugs he's pursuing one dark night. (It's on DVD, but packaged with some other action flick I'd never heard of. Here's an article on a subject you also don't hear about too often---male college students and how they deal with being sexually assaulted by other men----one in particular tells the story of what happened when it happened to him, and how he managed to cope with it over time, and also of what happened when he finally made up his mind to report his attacker:
The Huffington Post---Male Victims of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Up and Speak Out
I wouldn't mind reading your article when it's finished, simply because as a longtime female rap fan, I've always wondered how female rappers, who once dominated rap as much as their male counterparts did, and were also there at the birth of hip-hop itself, seemed to literally disappear from the scene around the early '00s for whatever the reason---I didn't understand why,though. And,frankly for a while it did seem like---and still does to some extent---that female rappers were/are only allowed to ascend in the business if they put on a completely sexual image to sell themselves to the public. Like that was the only slot they became allowed to occupy anymore in hip-hop. That dosen't seem to be the case so much anymore with new up-and-coming female rappers, but that seems to be happening only because a good number of them are underground and on indie labels (some that they started themselves) and have more control over their images and careers than they would have on a major label. Nicki Minaj is a unique case in that she not only has presented herself as a sexual object and created an alter ago rapping persona, but she pretty much controls not only her own image,but her complete entire career. Plus she's developed the rock solid confidence one needs to have and the discipline to pull all that off. She's also been very outspoken about the sexism she's faced so far throughout her career (and still does, to some extent,according to a recent interview she's done) as a female artist working in what's become nearly a mostly male field, and how she's always made to feel she has to constantly prove herself, even after some years in the business, in ways that a male artist at her level would never be asked to. But I've also heard other female rappers complain about that exact same thing almost as long as hip-hop's been around, so, unfortunately, that's not a new issue at all. I introduced my brother to a British rapper you told me about named 'Lil Sims, and he recently raved about another Brit rapper I'd heard of named Lady Lesure--I meant to check out more of her stuff, and also some stuff by Rapsody, the new rapper you've mentioned.