It seems that parts of the US are having problems with “ball tapping”:
“Ball tapping” is the act of intentionally hitting or kicking a male in the genitals.
And it seems that both sexes are the perpetrators:
We have issues with both boys “tapping” other boys, and girls “tapping” boys because it gives an immediate reaction.
I see this as yet another sign of the perceived disposability of the male body. We get upset when boys harass girls sexually, but ball tapping can actually damage boys’ sexual organs for life. Where’s the outrage?
The comments to the article are interesting:
How strange, when I was in school (not ‘that’ long back) it was primarily girls doing this to boys. I recall one time being stood in a queue at the boys changing rooms, waiting for our tutor to arrive. About 3 girls flew down the line hitting nearly every boy. Yet this article claims only boys do this to other boys – yet, when I was in school, it was only the nastiest of nasty boys that would do that.
“Ball Tapping” is not a “game”! It is a sexual assault and it’s bullying. But because only boys can be targeted for this type of assault, officials fail to take it seriously. [....]