Monday, July 23, 2018
Supporting Men > Sexual Abuse

Australian archbishop convicted of covering up for priest

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/australian-archbishop-sentenced-child-sexual-abuse_us_5b3b6f71e4b05127ccec78fe Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson was sentenced to 12 months in detention on Tuesday after being convicted in May of covering up a priest’s sexual abuse of four boys dating back to the 1970s. Wilson, who is currently the archbishop of Adelaide, will be eligible for parole after six months, the BBC

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False accusations damage genuine survivors

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/03/man-who-said-he-was-victim-of-vip-child-sex-abuse-ring-charged The man whose claims of a VIP paedophile ring sparked a £2m Scotland Yard investigation targeting pillars of the establishment has been charged with 12 counts of lying to detectives and receiving £22,000 in compensation through fraud. The claims by “Nick”, made first in the media and then to detectives, led

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Marama Davidson: I felt silenced and frozen and ashamed

By Green Party NZ - Green Party NZ, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54491850 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/marama-davidson-says-speaking-suffering-sexual-abuse-child-allowing-other-victims-not-feel-alone Ms Davidson spoke in a media interview yesterday about being sexually abused as a girl of eight or nine by an older male distant relative, who had been staying with her family for some time. She later told 1 NEWS

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Woman rapes man but is charged with assault

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-19-year-old-montana-woman-forces-ex-boyfriend-to-have-sex-while-holding-a-machete-to-his-neck-urinates-on-his-bed-2630480 In a shocking incident, a Montana woman broke into a man’s house with a machete, ordered him to take off his clothes and forced him to have sex, said the Great Falls police. According to a report in the Great Falls tribune, Samantha Ray Mears, 19 was charged on Friday with

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Soon after the ‘external’ assaults by him stopped, the ‘inner’ assaults began

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/104170888/As-a-sexual-abuse-survivor-I-say-to-other-men-get-help Waiting in his parked car towards the end of this awful chapter, I pulled the handbrake so hard I nearly snapped the cable. I had finally found a way to stay 'Stop right there!'. He got the message. But that didn’t resolve the trauma, of course. Soon after the ‘external’ assaults

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So being raped can change your whole sense of identity as a man

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-25/men-sexual-assault-and-the-metoo-conversation/9465022?pfmredir=sm Gary Foster, the founder and manager of Living Well, a support service for male survivors of rape and sexual assault, says this has a lot to do with the socialisation of men. "For males, the idea is that you're supposed to be strong, stoic, self-reliant, able to take care of yourself,

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Facebook groups exploiting addiction to sell services

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/21/17370066/facebook-addiction-support-groups-rehab-patient-brokering Laurie Couch first joined the Affected by Addiction Support Group, a closed Facebook group with 70,000 members, she felt a sense of belonging. Here were people who understood her struggle to care for a son addicted to drugs, and they were there to support her, any time of the day

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Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice on Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1805/S00229/stepping-up-to-help-survivors-of-sexual-abuse.htm Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:17 pm Press Release: New Zealand Government Hon Iain Lees-Galloway Minister for ACC Jan Logie Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice on Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues 17 May 2018 Stepping up to help survivors of sexual abuse Survivors of sexual abuse will receive much-needed support with increased funding for sexual abuse assessment

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