(Content Warning: Sexual violence, victim-blaming)
“That doesn’t happen to guys.”
Have you encountered any of these ideas about male survivors of sexual abuse? Unfortunately, the experiences of men who have been through sexual violence are too often dismissed or misunderstood.
This PSA from Joyful Heart stands up for the 1 in 6 men – 21 million – who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. You might recognize some of the celebrity faces – Mariska Hargitay, Mary J. Blige, Ice-T, and more. And sadly, the myths they’re repeating may be familiar, too.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- There’s a Rape Epidemic in America That No One Is Talking About: Debunking 4 Myths About Male Survivors
- 7 Things We Need to Stop Saying to Sexual Assault Survivors Immediately