->''"Anyone who watches soap operas knows that the quickest way to turn a bad girl into a sympathetic heroine is to have her raped."''
-->-- '''Lucy Gillam''', "[[http://www.trickster.org/symposium/symp43.htm When Bad Things Happen to Good Characters]]"

One day a bad girl traipses into town. She could be a snotty trouble-making type, a FemmeFatale, a woman who's seen as "too outspoken," the AlphaBitch or a member of her GirlPosse, a woman who doesn't conform to [[ProperLady societal expectations]], or just [[MyGirlIsNotASlut a woman with overly healthy appetites for sex]], [[MenActWomenAre power, or both]]. She spends the next few months making life interesting for the guys and infuriating for the parents/good girls.

[[RapeAsDrama And then she is raped]]. Or perhaps in a "child-friendly" version, ''just'' sexually assaulted.

Who does the rape is not important. What's important is that, [[BreakTheHaughty rape being as traumatic as it is]], the girl is completely broken by her experience; she begins along a slow, steady path to recovery, often aided by a gentle male soul, who sometimes charms her. However, when all is said and done, she is no longer a "bad girl"; she has become the sweet heroine at the center of the show. Even if the dialogue goes out of its way to say that the woman isn't at fault, the personality changes that result in making her more docile are a big reason why she goes from bad girl to beloved. In short, [[UnfortunateImplications getting raped was the best thing that ever happened to her]]. Could also be related to TheWoobie.

Alternatively, either a specific man or the entire male gender (or both) need to be taught [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop a lesson]]. If the man is being raped by a woman, it is often used to make a statement for sexual equality, [[TheUnfairSex sometimes for strange values of "equality"]]. If the man is being raped by another man, it's usually punishment for being a rapist or not being sufficiently sympathetic to female rape victims, or sometimes to punish him for being gay.

One particularly disturbing version is where a HeteronormativeCrusader rapes a gay person, justifying their crime with claims that the sex act will [[CureYourGays "cure" them of their homosexuality]]. Modern works will usually cast the rapist as a villain, but in earlier works the rapist may very well be the ''hero'', and (due to contemporary misunderstanding of what homosexuality was) [[RapeAndSwitch the cure may very well work]].

Regardless of how well the story is told, this trope may have [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implications]]. There is a sense that the man/woman is being punished and that he/she needs to be "taught a lesson", in regard to his/her sexuality or assertiveness.

The female version is also very popular in FanFic, especially with the AlphaBitch of any show as the victim. Compare and contrast KarmicRape.

Due to the nature of this trope, '''Examples may be NSFW.''' You have been warned. [[noreallife]]

!!Rape of Women by Men

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Anaru from ''Anime/AnohanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' is an extremely passive girl who goes with the crowd. The flaw steadily gets worse throughout the series, up until the climax for her story arc. Here, her "friends" leave her out with a known creep, and he takes her out to a love hotel, implying that he wants sex. Anaru gets socially trapped and due to her passive nature was unable to escape the situation on her own. Fortunately, [[spoiler:Yukiatsu comes out from around the block, and manages to deescalate the situation and helps Anaru go back home. Anaru is more assertive of herself after the event. This opens up Yukiatsu and Anaru, and the two are able to begin communicating with each other. Ultimately, the whole cast's problem is lack of communication, and it is because of the Yukiatsu rescue that these old friends (and eventually the whole group) are able to make amends with each other.]]
* A strange variation takes place in the ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime, of all places, where Anzu is depicted as hostile to Jonouchi and Yugi, until she gets blackmailed into going to the school gym where a perverted gym instructor starts video-taping her. After she gets knocked unconscious against a wall, Yugi shows up and stops the situation by mind-crushing the man. After this, Anzu becomes a lot nicer. In the US version, it is depicted as Yugi rescuing her from a mugger... probably a good place for a {{Macekre}} if there ever was one.
** In the manga, she was always Yugi's friend and nice to him. She defended Yugi from Jonouchi when he picked on Yugi. She was more concerned about Jonouchi/Joey telling everyone since they didn't get along and she thought of him as a blabbermouth punk. Although, if this is the case in the anime (that she was already nice to Yugi) is hard to tell.
* ''The Rapeman'', a BlackComedy manga, took this to its logical conclusion: A {{superhero}} who raped female criminals in order to make them peaceful, law-obeying women. Though it only ran for 9 issues before being canceled (though it remarkably spawned both an anime and ''four'' [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action movies]]), the sheer absurdity of its premise nonetheless earned it a sizeable cult audience in the USA -- including music producer Steve Albini, who named a noise rock band after it.
* A ''fantastic'' example of this trope occurs in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Before Episode 22, and excluding fan-boy fetishes, Asuka Langley Soryu is painted quite steadily as an AlphaBitch [[TheScrappy wannabe]]: her quirks, though potentially fun to watch, can also be quite frustrating - if not for the fans, then certainly for her co-stars - if not her co-stars in the anime, ''then those in the manga absolutely''. During Episode 22, Asuka's [[{{Narcissist}} person]][[ThePerfectionist ality]] [[{{Pride}} flaws]], her selfish desires for the future (or lack of them), ''and'' [[{{UST}} hormonal frustration]] sprout through the ugliest potrayals of her character up to that point. Then, beginning from the final third of episode 22, an Angel [[MindRape psychologically rapes her]]. Though it isn't a game-changer for the series, the act is iconic - even if only regarding Asuka. The result of this trope's application in the work varies from how far from it and ahead through the mythos of Evangelion one decides to peer:
** If you look ahead to the TV ending of the show, Asuka receives justifications for her weaknesses through a mind-purge sequence during Episode 26, ''and'' she gets to hook up solidly with the lead of the show.
** If you look beyond that to ''[[TheMovie The End Of Evangelion]]'', Asuka's weaknesses ''become strengths'', the writers bump her from JerkassWoobie to StoicWoobie, [[spoiler: she gets a memorable death sequence]], ''and'' she justifiably punishes the lead for all of the [[{{UST}} sexual frustration]] he's consequentially bottled inside of her through his deliberate inaction/impotence for the past 18 episodes.
** If you view the ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' as canon, and you view the ending of that series to be [[GrandFinale the final/true ending]] of ''Evangelion'', looking forward from Episode 22 to ''Rebuild 3.0'' shows just how much sympathy Asuka has mounted for herself: not only does she punish the lead for inaction ''again'', she does so as the shared voice of the opinions of nearly every friend he has earned from Episode 1 of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' to this second-last instalment of the anime; she gets unashamed support of her (apparent) hatred of him from those friends, [[spoiler: she acts as a temporary protagonist and battles the lead while he acts as a temporary antagonist]], ''and'' - leading to the [[GrandFinale finale]] of the Anthology - [[spoiler: she humbles herself, re-opens communication with the lead, and shows him what he ought to do next]].

* A variation occurs in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''. Molly Hayes and her new friend Klara Prast (who happens to be an 11-year-old stuck in an abusive marriage to a much older man) have a falling out after Klara learns that Molly is living with a lesbian couple, because Klara is a devout Calvinist who believes that homosexuality is a sin (Molly points out that what Klara's husband is doing to her might also be considered a sin.) At the end of the arc, Klara reappears, having been beaten up by her husband for attempting to run away. Naturally, Molly and the other Runaways are quick to offer her a spot on the Leapfrog. It is never explicitly stated that rape was one of the ways that Mr. Prast chose to punish Klara for trying to run away, but since she'd earlier revealed that he forced her into "marital duties"...
* In ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'', Matt's legal partner Foggy is married to an awful shrew of a woman who verbally abuses Foggy and tries to push him to betray Matt at various turns in order to take control of their law practice. Matt even thinks he should apologize to Foggy for being his best man at their wedding. Then came the time when Matt is in a legal battle with a tribe of English noblemen who has been marooned is a desolate area decades ago, and had fell into cruel savagery, 'lord of the flies' style. Now they were discovered, brought to the states, and were attempting to gain control of a large family fortune. The wife persuades Foggy to 'throw' the trial in the tribe's favor in order to curry favor with this suddenly rich and influential gang of degenerates. In return, they basically kidnap her at a dinner party, and hold here in their new mansion. Where she is seen to be repeatedly raped and made into a slave scrubbing floors. When she is released, she seems much more sympathetic, but Foggy divorces her later. Note: this storyline took place during the Frank Miller run.
** Actually rape is never stated but the story follows the same beats as a rape as redemption story would.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Happens in a surprisingly high number of {{Fan Fic}}s involving [[Literature/HarryPotter Bellatrix Lestrange]].
* Also occurs in ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'' [[spoiler:in the prologue, with Shinji's childhood crush as the victim]].
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' FanFic ''Isn't Life Strange,'' this hits Daisy O'Mega. While she was on her way to exchange information on an impending Crown attack for a pardon of her impressive rap sheet, being caught and brutalized by her former partner-in-crime Macross along with being tossed in [[MindRape the Psychocrypt]] was enough for her to give up crime and go back to [[BountyHunter bounty hunting for the good guys]] after her pardon went through.
* A few fanfics giving this treatment to ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s bitchy sister, Quinn, were famously a source of much controversy within the fandom.
* ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}''; Mindfang, as in canon, mind-controls and rapes her slaves, while under the impression it's helping them by letting them have some "fun". She then gets psychically and situationally manipulated into unwanted sex herself, and realises it doesn't feel helpful at all. Whether the lesson actually sticks has yet to be shown, though, and her current favourite slave is still angry about her treatment.

* In ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', Film/JamesBond's triggering of the mandatory HighHeelFaceTurn comes dangerously close to this, which is a softening from the book, since in the original he rapes Pussy Galore out of her lesbianism.
* This is one major weak point of the movie ''Film/{{Hounddog}}''. The director [[WordOfGod clearly stated]] that the movie is about [[spoiler:Lewellen (9-years-old girl)]] "overcoming" her rape, but the effect is not that. Rather, she becomes a much more wholesome character (including ''not'' being fixated on her body anymore) and generally looks like a better person.

* Creator/FlanneryOConnor was a big fan of this one. Although few instances of rape exist in her fiction, she nonetheless typically regarded extreme acts of violence against prideful, self-righteous people as acts of salvation -- something to snap them out of their foolishness. See "Good Country People" and "Revelation", for examples.
* ''Literature/InterpreterOfMaladies'' has the story "The Treatment of Bibi Haldar". Bibi suffers from frequent seizures and illnesses, and while the townspeople try to provide for her and even throw out her relatives who abuse her, they don't enable her to provide for herself. It is only after she is [[spoiler:raped and impregnated that they give her the resources she needs to care for her children, and Bibi is able to overcome her illness to become successful. This, of course, is at the cost of her dignity]].
* Diana Mayo, female protagonist of ''Literature/TheSheik''. It's not-so-subtly implied that her repeated rape and the subsequent StockholmSyndrome that cause her to become more subservient and feminine are karmic retribution for being so [[ValuesDissonance "unnaturally"]] cold and "unfeminine".
* This was a common trope to Germanic epic narratives.
** The ''{{Literature/Nibelungenlied}}'' plays this straight with Brunhild, who needs a [[PlayingCyrano Cyrano]] figure not only to woo her, but to rape her into submission, as well. However, once Brunhild finds out what happens (from [[PlayingCyrano Siegfried's]] boastful wife), she is out for blood and sets in motion the plot to assassinate Siegfried, and once that is achieved, she disappears from the story, leaving Gunther without a wife but with a sister now hellbent on avenging Siegfried. In some versions, ''e.g.'' the Fritz Lang/Thea von Harbou film, Brunhild commits suicide once Siegfried is dead.
** This theme is played more subtly in ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'', which includes a side-story about an evil princess named Modthryth who tortured people for looking at her the wrong way. Naturally, she becomes a fantastic queen ''after'' being married off.
* {{Averted}} in Stieg Larsson's ''Literature/{{Millennium Trilogy}}'', which has Lisbeth Salander playing the bad girl doing bad things bit perfectly. [[spoiler:She's raped by the person designated as her primary caretaker-twice. Instead of reforming or becoming a {{broken bird}}, she submits her tormentor to the same torture he put her through and then tattoos "I am a sadistic pig, a pervert, and a rapist." on his chest and stomach before threatening to destroy him if he ever crosses her again. She never tells anyone about the rape (until it comes up in her trial), and she doesn't soften up.]]
* ''Literature/InDeath'': Carly Landsdowne from ''Witness In Death'': She starts out as hedonistic and a {{Jerkass}}. Then Eve reveals to her that her birth father is none other than [[spoiler: AssholeVictim Richard Draco]], who she had sex with. Carly displays appropriate {{Squick}} reactions to that revelation. The last that was seen of her, she was having sessions with professional psychologist Dr. Mira.
* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Gloriana'' ends with [[spoiler:the titular queen being raped by her sometime-lover and sometime-enemy; this is portrayed as a spiritual cure for a lot of things that have been plaguing her life, and they marry and live HappilyEverAfter.]] When a feminist friend pointed out the UnfortunateImplications to Moorcock, he agreed, {{facepalm}}ed, and ''rewrote the ending'' so that [[spoiler:Gloriana's redemption comes from her standing up against her would-be rapist, asserting her power, and making him realize that he loves her and doesn't want to hurt her, and then they have mind-blowing ''consensual'' [[IntimateHealing emotionally-healing and curse-breaking sex]]]]. Subsequently Moorcock became a crusader ''against'' gratuitous violence against women in fiction.
* Creator/LRonHubbard's ''Literature/MissionEarth'' series has Soltan Gris involved in this. They later keep him prisoner and force him to have sex with them.
* This is what most people believe of sorceri in ''Literature/FrostflowerAndThorn'', since these men and women will lose their [[VirginPower unholy powers]] along with their virginity.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A standard plot of many {{Soap Opera}}s:
** Promiscuous troublemaker Marty Saybrooke on ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' was the centerpiece of the multiple Emmy-winning gang rape UmbrellaStory back in the early 1990s and promptly became the show's heroine in the aftermath--her ''rapist'' all but lampshaded this by suggesting that she be grateful to him as she'd done a 180 from being the town pariah to the local MarySue.
** Elizabeth Webber on ''Series/GeneralHospital''. Originally, she came to town as the overlooked younger sister, seething with jealousy over her seemingly perfect sister, Sarah. At first, the show started a BettyAndVeronica with brunette troublemaker Elizabeth, golden girl Sarah and nice guy Lucky Spencer. Fast forward to the Valentine's Day rape and Lucky finding the brutalized Elizabeth in the park. Within months, Sarah is gone, Elizabeth and Lucky are bonding, and Elizabeth becomes one of the show's central heroines.
** Averted the first time, but played straight the second time with ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' Sami Brady. In 1994, Sami was already developing a reputation as a troublemaker (having switched a paternity test on her baby sister and then kidnapped said baby sister, as well as trying to steal Austin Reed, her older sister's boyfriend). When the character was raped, the character became even worse and ended up being the show's secondary villain. In fact, less than a year after her own rape Sami was resorting to [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale drugging Austin into sleeping with her]]. Fast-foward to 2007 and Sami is [[ScarpiaUltimatum forced to have sex with EJ Welles in order to save her fiance Lucas' life]]. This time the rape is used to complete Sami's HeelFaceTurn. Later Sami was forced to divorce Lucas in order to marry EJ, but then eventually chose EJ over him.
** In ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'', Emily, a scheming vixen who was eventually raped by her partner-in-crime when she [[EvenEvilHasStandards expressed disgust as some of his actions]]. Although she did spend several months dressing very conservatively and shunning romantic relationships, it wasn't long before she returned to her old ways, eventually pursuing the husband of a woman who had ''befriended'' her after they met at a rape crisis center.
** Gloria Marsh on ''Series/AllMyChildren'' came to town as a scheming, conniving, lying con artist who blackmailed her former partner and lover into resuming their affair by threatening to tell his wife Dixie about his past. Much like many of the women subjected to this trope, she'd actually begun to show hints of her humanity ''before'' the attack, which kicked the HeelFaceTurn into full gear. Several years later, a similar character, Kit Fisher showed up in town as an already reformed con artist whom no one wanted to give the benefit of the doubt. Sure enough, she became the town heroine once she was raped.
* [[AlphaBitch Paige]] on ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration''. Before the episode in which she was raped, she was your typical bitchy popular girl. She had also shunned Ashley and started treating her badly. She ended up becoming much nicer to the other students, welcoming Ashley back into her circle of friends, and becoming friends with less popular ones.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Deconstructed with Number Six. All the many Six duplicates start being portrayed more sympathetically after we're introduced to one of them named Gina, who was gang-raped by the crew of the ''Battlestar Pegasus''. Before that, they were typically hard-core in their evil blonde robotness. [[http://kangeiko.livejournal.com/341592.html Nicely addressed in an essay here]]. However, Gina is sympathetic but not necessarily "good". [[spoiler: She was so traumatized by the experience that she did still blow a bunch of people up in the end.]]
* Bree Van De Kamp in ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' continued her downward spiral of taking random men home from bars every night only to encounter a not-so-friendly prospect in the parking lot. She is rescued by Orson, immediately drops the habit and returns to her former conservative demeanor.
* The writers on ''Series/GameOfThrones'' get a lot of flak for their over-use of rape and violence against women as a dramatic device.
** The best example of sexual-humiliation-does-not-make-you-a-better-human-being message would be Cersei. During the series she is shown or implied to get sexually humiliated or raped on a frequent basis. It's implied that she's raped by Robert off-screen. She's later raped by Jaime in front of her dead son's corpse on-screen, although the writers and directors didn't realize it was a rape scene and insist it was consensual despite viewers seeing it for the clear rape it was (which confused some viewers since it's never brought up again). Finally, she's sexually humiliated when she's stripped and made to walk naked while a crowd of commoners scream insults and throw things at her. In each occasion, she briefly comes across as more sympathetic and vulnerable, but will almost immediately do something terrifying (for example, [[spoiler: setting off fire-bombs in a church filled with mostly innocent people]], and the audience is reminded that [[TheSociopath Cersei is still a terrible, terrible human being]].
** Played straight with Sansa, whose virginity is taken by Ramsay Bolton in a brutal wedding night rape, in her childhood home no less. She is subsequently raped and beaten every night for what seems to be weeks until Theon rescues her. In interviews, the creators have made it clear that rape is meant to be Sansa's teacher, turning her from a weak person into a strong person. It's stated at one point in the show (by her own brother) that her rapes 'had to happen'. This deeply misogynistic treatment of the character didn't go unchallenged by viewers.
** Played even straighter with Theon, who is subject to sexual humiliation and castration by Ramsay as a method of redemption. Whereas in the books his torture and rape-by-proxy is meant to challenge the readers who wanted some retribution for his evil acts (a kind of 'is this not what you wanted' challenge) in the show it's played very straight. He is also routinely made fun of for having been castrated, by ostensibly sympathetic characters like his sister Yara who taunts him while she herself buys a sex slave.
* On Series/VeronicaMars, Parker is an annoying ditz and seen as promiscuous until she's raped. Afterward, she's more mature, and becomes a good friend to Veronica and Mac.
* Gemma in ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' is softer after her rape in season 2
* A unique inversion happens with Spike in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Attempting to rape Buffy after she ended their destructive romance led him to realize just how evil he was. Spike immediately set out on a redemption quest to regain his soul and complete his heel face turn.
* Pennsatucky in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' becomes a much more sympathetic character after she's raped by a guard.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* While it was merely an AttemptedRape, the 'going after' of Elizabeth Patterson in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' has undertones of this, since this is the main impetus that got her back into the arms of her high school sweetheart Anthony, who saved her. Considering Anthony's the CreatorsPet, though.... (also considering he asked her to wait for him, as ''his divorce hadn't gone through yet...'')

* Averted in ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''. Stanley rapes Blanche in an attempt to invoke this trope, but Blanche, [[CloudCuckoolander who's already a little nutty]], has a breakdown instead. [[TheWoobie If you haven't felt bad or sorry for Blanche yet while watching this play, you do at this point.]]
* Done in ''Theatre/DarkOfTheMoon''. It's found out that Barbara was impregnated by a witch, and is taken to a church to be redeemed. Their best idea is allowing a former suitor to rape her right in the middle of the service.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': Not rape per se, but the experience of [[spoiler: nearly having her dickish boyfriend sell a sex tape of them]] notably calms down Lydia Bennet, and she becomes a somewhat more thoughtful character.

!!Rape of Women by Women

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* A variant of this trope happens in ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'': Kozue whose boyfriend counts as privileged on the ship, infuriates people around her with her spoiled and selfish behavior (she's not doing it on purpose but fails to read the warning signs). In the end a group of girls assault her and it's implied that she's raped. After this, her behavior changes dramatically, but she doesn't recover from the trauma -- especially as the incident makes her boyfriend react in a way that has horrible consequences for everyone on the ship. She does not "improve" after the incident.

* In Alan Moore's erotic comic ''Lost Girls'', [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice Liddel]] tenderly begins kissing [[PeterPan Wendy]] while they're alone. When Wendy is disgusted and tries to leave, Alice becomes angry and forcibly seduces Wendy (who starts enjoying it partway through). This is portrayed as Wendy being freed from the shackles of her repressed middle-class life and serves as a bonding experience with Alice, who becomes close friends with Wendy.

* ''Theatre/TheVaginaMonologues'' includes a section ("The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could") where the speaker reminisces fondly about getting drunk and being seduced by an older woman (statutory rape instead of non-consensual rape). This section proved controversial for this reason and the victim is commonly either aged up in productions, or the scene is skipped entirely.

!!Rape of Men by Men

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* There are like a million "[[Manga/DeathNote Light]] gets raped" fics.
* The entire purpose of the rather infamous "Financial Crisis Gang-Bang" request for the ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' KinkMeme was for America to be punished for screwing up the economy via a horrific gang rape from the leads. Many of the follow-up fanfictions focused on America being the subject of sympathy for both Nations who weren't aware of the gang bang and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone those that were]]. Many of those fanfictions showed America winning said sympathy by being incredibly broken, withdrawn, calmer, and generally the opposite of his canon self (in other words, the self who was a hothead who was to be taught a lesson via the gang banging).
* Way too much ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' K/S SlashFic depicts Spock raping Jim Kirk, or vice versa, to teach him that he was gay all along. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Sondra_Marshak Sondra Marshak]], author of several professionally published ''Star Trek'' novels, began [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Open_Letter_to_K/S_Fandom_by_David_Gerrold pushing the idea that Kirk secretly wanted to be raped by Spock]] ''to the Star Trek creators'' and people involved with ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', to the point that she and her partner Myrna Culbreath were banished from the Paramount offices and lot.

* The movie ''Film/SororityBoys'' combines this trope with DisguisedInDrag, where circumstances force a sexist fraternity brother to dress in drag and pretend to be a woman. One of his fraternity brothers feeds him a roofie and anally rapes him (believing him to be a woman throughout).
* This is arguably one way to interpret the climactic scene of Marsellus Wallace being raped in ''Film/PulpFiction''.
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'': After Creator/EdwardNorton's character is {{prison rape}}d by his "comrades" for associating with a black inmate (ironically, the man who rapes him deals with a Mexican), it's one of the turning points for him abandoning his Neo-Nazi ways. The rape occurs because Creator/EdwardNorton's character, as a Neo-Nazi who got his start before going to prison, disapproves of the prison Neo-Nazis associating with non-whites. They later rape him to teach him a lesson.
* The award-winning short film series ''The Puppet Rapist'' has the titular puppet rapist find redemption by raping a puppet (but this time for the right reasons).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Prominent in prison dramas.
* This could be the point of the Carver arc in ''Series/NipTuck'': [[SerialKiller The Carver]] selects beautiful models (both female and male), brutally rapes them and disfigures their faces. In one case, the Carver rapes a ''male'' victim, hinted to be a {{jerkass}} prior to the rape, making him pathetic, broken and emasculated.
* In ''The Rape of Richard Beck'', the titular character is a detective who thinks rape victims bring it on themselves, but has a change of heart after he himself is raped by two criminals he was pursuing.

* ''Literature/WickedLovely'': Niall's [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]]. The rape showed that he did in fact care for the mortals, and his self-sacrificing (perhaps overly so) nature. His attitude towards being a survivor is also largely responsible for him being a [[DarkIsNotEvil good-ish]] person.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': We never find out ''all'' the details of what Ramsay Snow, the Bastard of Bolton, did to Theon, but it is very heavily hinted that there was at least some kind of sexual abuse involved (not even counting what we see outright on [[spoiler:Jeyne's]] wedding night). [[spoiler: Sure enough, Theon, who spent the last book where we saw him being thoroughly loathsome, becomes the Woobie. The torture helped, but the sexual abuse was the horrible icing on the cake.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Parodied by ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/school-bully-not-so-tough-since-being-molested,8848/ "School Bully Not So Tough Since Being Molested."]]

!!Rape of Men by Women

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/KnowledgeIsPower'' Ron gets this at the hands of Millicent, with whom he subsequently [[StockholmSyndrome falls in love]]. "Humour/Romance" indeed.

* ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' is about two friends who crash weddings and have sex with women they find at said weddings, the theory being that watching a marriage makes women much easier targets than, say, in a bar (open bars help too). One of Vince Vaughn's conquests turns out to be a nutcase who won't let him go and does increasingly insane things to him, including rape. Keeping in line with the trope, he goes from being an unrepentant womanizer to [[spoiler:falling madly in love with her and marrying her by the film's end]].
* ''The Most Fertile Man In Ireland'': When the most fertile man in Ireland refuses to use his new-found ability, a woman whose husband is sterile and whose religious beliefs deny her artificial insemination sneaks up to his room in the middle of the night and starts graphically raping him in his sleep. The incident served only to make him realize he can't deny his potential. He decides to at least grant his consent from then on by charging money from the other willing local women.
* Toward the end of ''OscarAndLucinda'', Oscar is raped by a woman who's supposed to be looking after him. She dies in childbirth after Oscar's death, and her son is raised by Lucinda.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', Detective Stabler is unsympathetic to and dismissive of a male stripper who had been raped by three female clients, refusing to believe that a man can be physically overpowered by women. Later in the episode, two of his female coworkers demonstrated how two of the women worked together to disable and murder the third woman, using Stabler as the victim. While he was not raped, the disquieting demonstration was clearly meant to teach the unsympathetic alpha male a lesson about gender equality.
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}'': U-Turn has Clinique give Sanjay his first taste of woman [[RapeByProxy more or less at gunpoint]]. To make it more UnfortunateImplications, he's gay.
* [[spoiler: Jason]] from ''Series/TrueBlood'' is kidnapped and gang raped by at least a dozen women. He seems to think of it as punishment for all of the casual sex he was having. The payoff for this storyline was him getting together with [[spoiler: Jessica.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** With the use of shadows, in which a sex-deprived Lois forces herself onto Peter (who's taken to abstinence). It doesn't take much for him to give in. It MakesSenseInContext. Peter had [[ComicallyMissingThePoint missed the point]] of ''why'' some people choose abstinence, and so it was PlayedForLaughs.
** In the third season episode "Lethal Weapons" where Lois, extremely confident and violent due to practicing martial arts, rapes Peter, who is visibly traumatized the next morning. When Stewie strikes Peter with a baseball bat, a horrified Lois declares that she will renounce violence. This leads to the bizarre scenario of Lois being redeemed as a result of raping someone (she is never called out or punished for having done so).
** In a later episode where Peter's boss is sexually harassing him, Lois doesn't believe him because men can't be abused. Both in this episode and "Lethal Weapons", it is expressed as something that Peter does not want to do, but it probably wouldn't matter if they were called out on it, because they don't see it as something wrong.

!!Mixed Examples
[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In works by Creator/KunihikoIkuhara, several female characters [[http://whiningaboutyuri.tumblr.com/post/92532712333/making-people-hate-me-for-dissing-ikuhara-pt-3 have been punished with sexual abuse to one degree or another]] for their mistakes or bad behaviors, ''and'' said punishments have been dealed by people of either genders. In example:
** In ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', [[spoiler: RichBitch Nanami is assaulted by her brother Touga as a part of her BreakTheHaughty process]] and [[spoiler: Juri's "friend" Shiori is manipulated by her and Juri's old flame Ruka into a sexual relationship, then dumped in a very humiliating manner]]
** In ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', [[spoiler: StalkerWithACrush Ringo is nearly raped. ''Twice''. First by a man whom she drugged to have sex with, later by a woman who sees her as a ReplacementGoldfish for her dead sister.]]
** In ''Anime/YuriKumaArashi'', after a bout of inconsistent back-and-forthing over whether or not she wants to eat Kureha or not, Ginko only actually and finally manages to get over it after she gets raped and seduced into killing and eating by [[spoiler: Mitsuko]], which comes right after TheReveal that [[spoiler: Ginko had a hand in Sumika's death]].