Another step of Te Aorerekura – the National Strategy and Action Plan to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence – and a hope for better meeting the needs of survivors of violence. They aim to build understanding and to improve the capability of government and non-government organisations and workforces toContinue Reading

An opinion piece from a male sexual abuse survivor The victim faces a total power imbalance. The victim is traumatised from the abuse, let alone the prospect of facing their abuser. Reading

This study found differences in perceptions based on gender. Existing research . . . suggests that there is a bias towards leniency in judicial systems for female sexual offenders (FSOs) in comparison to male sexual offenders (MSOs). Reading

Procrastination… and perfectionism and the inner critic that can come with it… all common ways of coping with feelings that originate from past abuse.A different way forward is to talk with another man with similar experiences. Procrastination is typically a dysfunctional way of coping with unwanted emotions and feelings ofContinue Reading

Brendan Fraser Says HFPA Ex-President Sexually Assaulted Him The actor said that the incident made him reclusive and he retreated from public life. Image: “Mr. Fraser is here!” by bfurlong is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0Continue Reading

The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Carlos Santana Forgiving his abuser was key to his own personal journey. Image: “Carlos Santana am 21. Januar 2000, in München, Muffat-Halle” by Jaud is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia CommonsContinue Reading

Chester Bennington’s life may help male sex abuse victims speak up Chester Bennington had openly said he was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse that haunted him Image: “Chidey” by Chester Bennington Phoenix is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsContinue Reading

Tim Roth: my father and I were abused by my grandfather “He was abused. And I was abused. But I was not abused by him. I was abused by his abuser … It was his father.” Image: “Tim Roth” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0Continue Reading