Female sex abusers

Duration: 12min 19sec Views: 397 Submitted: 24.02.2020
Category: Vintage
This is a report on the research design and findings of a year longitudinal study of the impact of intrafamilial sexual abuse on female development. The conceptual framework integrated concepts of psychological adjustment with theory regarding how psychobiological factors might impact development. Participants included 6- to year-old females with substantiated sexual abuse and a demographically similar comparison group. A cross-sequential design was used and six assessments have taken place, with participants at median age 11 at the first assessment and median age 25 at the sixth assessment.

Female child sex abuse 'remains taboo' while victims struggle

Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons often differ from men's

If a young teenage boy is seduced by an older women, he's considered by some to have got lucky. If a young girl is seduced by an older man, convention says she's been raped. Getting lucky with an older - not too old - woman is many young men's fantasy, so why ever make it a big deal? So powerful is society's need to believe males are always in control that men are condemned to play perpetual perpetrator, just as women must monopolise the role of victim. Irish courts recently heard three cases of child sex abuse by women and, excepting a case which involved extradition to the UK of a convicted female sex offender, no custodial sentence was imposed.

The `outing' of female sexual abuse

Xanthe Mallett does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. This may come as a surprise. There is a common misconception that all child sex offenders are men.
Victims of female child sexual abusers face "enormous stigma and shame", according to police and charities. Figures from BBC Radio 4's File on 4 show there were over 10, reports of this type of abuse from to - equivalent to an average of 40 a week. The UK government said it would not allow "any safe space for sex offenders to operate - male or female". Dr Andrea Darling, a criminology researcher at Durham University - who has looked at 40 cases of male and female teachers who sexually abused students - said the File on 4 figures represented the "tip of the iceberg". She said that although all child sexual abuse was underreported, there was a particular "lack of understanding" of the extent of female-perpetrated abuse.