It goes without saying that sexual abuse / sexual assault of boys and men is serious and often misunderstood. Everything from abusers being gay males to being “weak” because it happened to them is out there as misinformation.
Fortunately there is a great organization called 1 in 6 to help male survivors of sexual abuse. They have a website that not only provides facts vs. myths (1in6 | Myths & Facts – Sexual Abuse of Boys and Lasting Effects in Men) but also connects survivors with assistance.
They can be found at: https://1in6.org
[image description: two Desi women holding up a sign at a demonstration that says,
“Imagine a world free of sexual violence on women. Can you?”
In the middle of the sign is an illustration of a woman.]
A disturbing, but all too familiar incident that illustrates why the work to stop violence against women is not over by a long shot.
From globalpost on Tumblr:
MUMBIA, India — On July 9, a group of men attacked a girl after she stepped out of a club on a busy street in Guwahati, Assam. A reporter, who was later joined by a cameraman, filmed the entire incident, and a local television channel released the footage the following day.
The girl was molested, burned, and beaten for at least half an hour. The men tried to strip off her clothes. The girl fruitlessly begged bystanders, passersby, and the men filming for help – nobody put a stop to it.
Read more at GlobalPost