About Christopher M. Anderson

Christopher M. Anderson is the Executive Director of MaleSurvivor the leading not-for-profit organization committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.

You can follow him on twitter via @chander2nyc and email him at canderson (at) malesurvivor (dot) org

You are not alone. It was not your fault. Healing is possible.

Cris Carter Has a Moment—and It’s a Game-Changer

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Following on Cris Carter’s remarks, Male Survivor founder Christopher J. Anderson tells us what to say to people who are on the fence about using violence to discipline kids.

Racism and Sexual Abuse: Our Silence is Killing Us


Chris Anderson knows it’s scary to talk about tough subjects like racism or sexual abuse. But in calling them out, we start disrupting their systems.

There Is a Public Health Issue In the USA That Affects 130,000,000 People


Sexual violence affects more people than you’d think. Chris Anderson explains, and compels us to take action.

An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins

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Male Survivor Executive Director Chris Anderson pleads with Richard Dawkins to stop diminishing the experiences of other survivors.

Are You Strong Enough to Really Listen?


Chris Anderson explains the ways people unfairly dismiss victims of violence and trauma, and offers 3 tips for supporting survivors.

The Child Is Always the Victim – Yes, Even If He’s a Boy


Chris Anderson explains that when the media frames male victims of sexual abuse as “lovers”, the world becomes a less safe place for children.

Hey TIME Magazine, You Do Know Women Aren’t The Only People Being Raped, Right?


Chris Anderson wonders, “Is a man or a transgender person who is raped just as worthy of support as the women who are victimized?”

The Fort Hood Shooting: America, We Can Do Better. We Must Do Better.

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Christopher M. Anderson implores Americans to explode the myth that “real men” don’t ask for help.

When Getting “Lucky” Really Isn’t a Good Thing At All


Boys are often told that having a sexual experience with an older woman is a “badge of honor.” But many times such experiences can more accurately be described as a “traumatic experience” and even as a case of sexual abuse.

ESPN’s Article About McQueary Sends a Terrible Message To Survivors

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Chris Anderson explains that by stealing McQueary’s right to privacy, ESPN has told all survivors that their privacy doesn’t deserve to be respected. And that is dangerous.

Supporting Male Survivors Doesn’t Detract From Protecting Females


Chris Anderson of Male Survivor explains that males are being trafficked and exploited at higher levels than most people assume.

Men Aren’t Obsolete…

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…but MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher M. Anderson thinks that reflexive and stigmatizing rhetoric that degrades people should be.

Let’s Talk About Men and Shame

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Chris M. Anderson tackles the rather large question of how we as a society go about talking about masculinity without shame.

Honesty Can Make You Stronger

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There are almost no models for men on how to deal with trauma, stress, or depression. Chris Anderson says it’s time for that to change.

Op-Ed: The Government is Holding Americans Hostage

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Chris Anderson explains the difference between labor going on strike and politicians holding the people hostage.

Richard Dawkins’ Apology: Ignoring Science in Favor of Anecdotes?

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Christopher Anderson of Male Survivor examines Richard Dawkins’ apology and asserts that Dawkins should have acknowledged that relying on anecdotal evidence to draw conclusions about the experiences of others is sloppy thinking