Friday, May 25, 2018
Supporting Men > Sexual Abuse

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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We still seldom hear from male victims

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/104069939/come-back-to-bed-moving-past-sexual-assault While an increasing number of survivors of sexual assault have been brave enough to tell their stories since the #MeToo movement began last year, we still seldom hear from male victims. Aucklander Robert Tennent is one man changing that. The 19-year-old has rediscovered himself, and his sexuality, after a sexual assault

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There is no disgrace in being a survivor

"There is no disgrace in being a survivor....the shame is on the aggressor" -- Angelina Jolie pic.twitter.com/2pagI4VgOu— MaleSurvivor (@MaleSurvivorORG) May 19, 2018 http://humantraffickingcenter.org/men-boys/ While it is indisputable that the vast majority of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation are female (likely around 98 percent, according to the International Labour Organization), it is not

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How Abusive Relationships Take Root

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/health/domestic-violence-abusive-relationships.html “It often starts in a very insidious way,” said Patricia Pape, a psychologist in private practice in New York. “He says, ‘Don’t put Sweet-and-Low in your coffee, it’s poisonous.’ “Then, ‘When you wear that nail polish, it makes you look like a fallen woman,’ and ‘That skirt is too short, it’s

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4% is 4% too many

1 in 5 woman will be sexually assaulted while at college while only 4% of college men will be sexual assaulted. This has to Stop. ❌ pic.twitter.com/8MvenM1KXB— OurReality👊🏽 (@WomanReality) May 1, 2018 https://www.survivorsuk.org/question/sexual-abuse-of-men-the-myths-the-realities/ Myth: Men cannot be sexually abused by women. Reality: Although the majority of perpetrators are male, men can also be

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UNICEF: sexual abuse shrouded in shame, secrecy and mores of masculinity

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/society-shames-male-survivors-of-abuse-into-anguish/story-Fr3CcWkr7O2oE5njn0NH8M.html For the seven-year-old, it all began at a wedding. Relatives and family friends were streaming into the house for a week and no one had a moment to spare. It was then that he started developing intimacy with an older cousin, who was 16. Now an adult, he remembers the

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