Breaking the Silence on Men and Rape
No one is immune from abuse and certainly not from the stigmas that come with admitting you were abused, especially if that abuse is rape and the victim is male. This may be a small number of victims, but like all abuse, its numbers are growing. The Stop Abuse Campaign is all inclusive in it’s mission to stop abuse and this very much includes male rape and its survivors As a nation, let us be intolerant of all abuse, and compassionate and helpful to all its victims. We can help each other do better and hold each other accountable for our actions and words. To stop abuse, it’s going to take all of us working t0gether. You can start by joining the only campaign in America that is missioned to end abuse, all abuse. Take our pledge and become a member today.
(CNN) — Stereotypes can rumble around in our collective brains for decades, sometimes centuries, before finally being edged out by a more nuanced understanding of reality. It’s been that way with our views about race, creed, sexual orientation and gender roles.
The Justice Department’s announcement this week that it has changed the definition of rape to include men is one such step on the long road to better understanding.
The last few years have seen a growing shift in the way men are perceived, under the collective weight of celebrity bad boys, stay-at-home dads, written scholarship on the supposed “end of men,” an epidemic of male incarceration, two decade-long wars fought mostly by men and a nascent men’s movement that is not about proclaiming male power but male capacity for depth and goodness.
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