Many people think that sexual abuse is something that just women have to deal with, but the truth is, 1 in 6 men will be victims of sexual abuse.
If you are a male survivor, please know, you do not need to feel alone! There are MANY wonderful organizations out there to help you become a survivor and THRIVER! MaleSurvivor.org is an amazing non-profit group with a great website full of resources. Here is what they have to say about the myth that men cant be victimized…
“This myth, instilled through masculine gender socialization and sometimes referred to as the “macho image,” declares that males, even young boys, are not supposed to be victims or even vulnerable. We learn very early that males should be able to protect themselves. In truth, boys are children – weaker and more vulnerable than their perpetrators – who cannot really fight back. Why? The perpetrator has greater size, strength, and knowledge. This power is exercised from a position of authority, using resources such as money or other bribes, or outright threats – whatever advantage can be taken to use a child for sexual purposes.”
I encourage you to add messages in the comment box if you are a survivor who would like to speak out, or if you have any questions on where to go for help. THis is a community, and you are never alone. <3
- Male Survivor – Weekend of Recovery Scholarship Fund Drive! (kevintcraig.wordpress.com)
- warning-issue of sexual abuse towards men (cakeleevannila.wordpress.com)
- Male victims of Domestic Violence (prestonews.wordpress.com)