1 in 6 men in the United States has had an unwanted or abusive sexual experience in childhood.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6′s mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
As if we did not have enough reason to commit ourselves to the critical work of 1in6, we can now add this: we are dedicating 2014 to the memory of our dear, dear friend, Heidi Sommer.
There doesn’t have to be a second or tenth time. The damage occurred and our innocence was shattered.
“But why did it surface now?” I asked myself that question many times during the first year of my struggle with the molestation.
Peter Pollard on how he sees resilience as the beautiful light that overcomes the darkness of trauma.
Patti Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, believes the “Get over it” approach is myth, not methodology. And she wants us to put it to rest once and for all.
Conversations about sexual violence relegate men to two roles: Bystander or Perpetrator. It’s time to add the third role: Survivor.
Cecil Murphey, a sex abuse survivor, offers a moving meditation about what he’s learned on the path to healing.
One of the significant issues with male survivors is that we generally believe we are alone, the only one. In fact, most of us are alone because of the walls of protection we build around ourselves.
More and more men are bringing their strong hearts and minds to the issues of violence prevention and want to be part of solutions.
Cecil Murphey, the adult, acknowledges the child who experienced childhood sexual abuse. He describes a cathartic inner dialogue between the adult survivor and the wounded inner child.
We must move beyond seeing youth offenders as merely criminals. They are victims in need of love as well.
Haze (v): (1) Drive in a specific direction while on horseback; (2) Force to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks
Edie Weinstein is ready to don her red shoes for a good cause along with hundreds of spike heeled men. Oh, and she’ll shave her legs for the occasion.
We asked Fashion Bros hosts Lawrence and James to walk us through some of the must-avoid trends for the spring.
We must as a nation get beyond this false and counterproductive notion of “colorblindness/race-blindness” and confront head-on our past history and current realities of racism and white privilege.
We are all Columbine because we believe in hope and the good of humanity.
Nothing is permanent, no matter how much prestige is associated with it. As long as we’re alive, there will always be the struggle of “What’s next?” or “Why me?”
N.C. Harrison examines Nancy Grace’s sensationalistic coverage of a recent tragedy.
Barry Adkins’ son died of alcohol poisoning the day he moved out on his own. And Barry wants help others so that something good will come out of that.
We have a lot of voices on GMP. Is yours getting heard?
Kermet Apio on birthday parties, the dreaded bouncy house, and gift bags filled with toys that implode like a Mission Impossible cassette.
Cort Ruddy just wanted to buy some paper plates, but instead had his first experience with being profiled as a stereotypical “dad”
“All your strength. All your power. Everything you’ve got. Right now.” -Duke, Rocky IV
5) Cadbury Creme Dregs: After Easter is over, we can all come down by chugging jars of slightly past-due fondant.
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