While some progress has been made, TV is still trying to figure out how to tell the stories of male-identified rape survivors.
Michael Dango is assistant professor of English and media studies at Beloit College. His first book, Crisis Style: The Aesthetics of Repair, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press. He is at work on a second book, tentatively titled “What Does Rape Look Like?,” which argues we should replace the legal and public-health discourses that dominate contemporary discussions of sexual violence with an aesthetic vocabulary. His writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in New Literary History, Modern Fiction Studies, Genre, Post45, Social Text, Novel, Los Angeles Review of Books, and the New Inquiry.