If there is one thing we should have learned from all the recent child abuse scandals it is simply this: listen to the victims. Believe them. Yes I believed the men in this documentary, just as I believed Jordy Chandler when he accurately described the underside of Jackson’s penis. That case was settledContinue Reading

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 aContinue Reading

The PSA’s director, Andy Langdon, told HuffPost that he hopes the campaign will inspire viewers to deconstruct the taboos that exist around men ― gay, straight, bisexual and otherwise ― making sexual assault claims. “When our culture demands that boys and men present themselves as invulnerable, independent and strong, weContinue Reading

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-42906980 Andy Connolly, from Survivors UK, said victims were beginning to feel they would be believed but there was still a “massive wall of silence”. A 2015 survey estimated about 96% of offences against males go unreported. Mr Connolly, chief executive of male rape and sexual abuse charity Survivors UK,Continue Reading

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-are-recovered-memories-the-keepers-shows-the-terrifying-way-trauma-can-affect-your-brain-57716 Recovered memories can occur for survivors of all ages who have experienced a variety of traumas. However, certain aspects of this case made Wehner and Lancaster especially likely to experience memory lapses. When incidents of abuse occur repeatedly, it’s easy to assume that would mean a person is moreContinue Reading