Celebrities Read Awful Reactions to Male Survivors in This Powerful PSA

(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.

If you’re a male survivor, you’re not alone. Survivors and their supporters can visit 1in6.org for help, and add your voice to say #NoMore shame and stigma by sharing this campaign.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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