ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

corrective rape

Corrective rape is when someone is forced to have sex with a person of the opposite sex because they are attracted to the same sex. This can happen to both men and women.

Now, imagine you like to play with dolls, but some people think that only boys are supposed to play with trucks and only girls are supposed to play with dolls. If someone forced you to play with trucks instead, even though you didn’t want to, that would be really mean and unfair.

That’s what happens with corrective rape. Some people think that only boys should like girls and only girls should like boys. But that’s not true! People can like whoever they want to like, and nobody should force them to be someone they’re not.

So, corrective rape is a really bad thing that shouldn’t happen to anyone. It’s important that people are allowed to love who they want to love without being hurt or punished for it.