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Month: March 2016

The Taos News March 28, 2016 By Malinda Williams Sexual violence happens to people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, professions, incomes, races and ethnicities. Although females have a much higher risk of sexual assault during their lives, males are also victims, particularly as boys and adolescents. As in sexual assaults against females, […]

Huffington Post March 7, 2016 By Maile Zambuto, CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, and Steve LePore, Executive Director of 1in6 We’ve all heard the dismissive refrains — things like “that doesn’t happen to guys,” “what kind of guy would let that happen to him,” or “he seems just fine to me.” The beliefs — […]

Bustle March 6, 2016 By Suzannah Weiss Due to the widespread societal myth that men cannot be sexually assaulted, there are many things people say to male sexual assault survivors that do more harm than good. To raise awareness of sexual assault committed toward men and the stigma they face as a result, The Joyful […]

Self Magazine March 4, 2016 By Lindsey Lanquist “That doesn’t happen to guys,” is a sentiment too often echoed when it comes to sexual assault. The misconception that sexual assault is solely a women’s issue is a dangerous one, and it can create an atmosphere in which male survivors don’t feel like they can speak out about […]

Refinery29 March 3, 2016 By Sara Coughlin “Why didn’t he fight back?” “But he’s such a nice guy.” “It’s just a misunderstanding.” These are just a handful of the reactions men hear when they share their experiences of sexual abuse. The video above shares many more in varying tones, but their message remains the same: […]