Over the course of the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of running 7000 in Solidarity: A Campaign Against Sexual Assault at UCLA. The campaign is a threefold effort: awareness, education, and advocacy through a coalition of student groups of a variety of topics and communities working together to combat sexual violence. From the beginning… Learn more »
1in6, Inc. will be present a workshop on “Understanding Men Who Were Sexually Abused or Assaulted” at the USMC Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Annual Training.
Pope Francis’s meeting this week with six men and women who had been abused when they were children by Catholic priests inevitably stirred emotional reactions ranging from gushing praise to outright cynicism. My reaction was a well-practiced “wait and see.” Over time, and after many disappointments, I’ve adopted the long view. More than 25 years has… Learn more »
1in6 partner Living Well in Australia has developed and launched an iOS and Android Application of the same name, providing practical information to enhance men’s well-being and life skills. The App is the first of its kind, specifically designed to assist men who have been sexually abused in childhood.
More and more often it seems we are reading news about adult females “having sex” with teenage boys. It is good to finally see some press on this common form of abuse and also the fact it is being reported, but we do have a long way to go. There is a very disturbing aspect of these stories that always ends up in the comments and public discussion and it goes like this: “He’s a boy and he scored with a woman and now you want to call it rape? He got lucky, what’s the big deal?”