About Christopher M. Anderson

Christopher M. Anderson is one of the world’s leading experts on male trauma. He is an advocate for survivors of trauma and sexual violence, an author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and host of The Weak-End Podcast.

A survivor of multiple forms of childhood trauma with an ACES [Adverse Childhood Experience Study] score of 6, Chris has overcome battles with severe depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal impulses to become an internationally acclaimed public speaker and author.

He 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

What a French Philosopher-Monk Can Teach Us After the Paris Attacks

I harbor no illusions that the words of one Buddhist monk will turn aside the tide of war that seems to be rising. But can we re-invison this cycle of war?

5 Signs You’ve Chosen a Partner Who is Emotionally Healthy

Becoming a better man is a noble goal, but marriages and relationships involve more than one person.

6 Rules for Ethical, Trauma-Informed Advocacy

Christopher M. Anderson says a full understanding of trauma must inform advocacy efforts for abuse survivors.

You May Not Agree With Ben Carson’s Politics. But We Shouldn’t Be Calling Him Mentally Ill.

Yes, Dr. Carson has said some awful things, but mental illness should not be an insult or a political weapon.

Getting Gay Married Doesn’t Make You Rape Children

Christopher Anderson explains that marriage equality is a level playing field, not a slippery slope.

Larry Wilmore Made a Joke About an Alleged Child Abuser and It Worked. Why?

Chris Anderson doesn’t believe that jokes about traumatic situations should be banned, but if you’re going to joke about someone’s trauma, do so with respect to the victims.

Rape Jokes: Comedians, Please Stop Using My Trauma for Your Material

Do survivors a solid, would you? Stop pretending that people who get hurt are too sensitive.

21 Advocates for Men and Boys Who Don’t Hate Women

Believe it or not, there are people out there who support women while sticking up for men. Christopher Anderson lists 21 of them.

Rolling Stone and UVA: The Intersection of Journalism and Victim Blaming

Christopher M. Anderson uses Rolling Stone’s recent retraction about their University of Virginia story about on-campus rape to underscore the crucial need for responsible journalism in cases involving victims.

5 Reasons Piers Morgan is Dead Wrong About Shia LaBeouf

Christopher Anderson explains everything you need to know in order to support men who have been raped by women.

My Label as a Man Doesn’t Define Me

Christopher M. Anderson feels his identity as a man runs deeper than society’s definition of manhood.

An Open Letter to Michael Moore

MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher Anderson reminds Michael Moore and Bill Maher that rape of boys and men is no laughing matter.

Love Is Not a Defense for Abuse

MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher Anderson reminds us that love does not guarantee that parents will keep their children safe.

BREAKING: Adrian Peterson Avoids Jail Time . . . . And We Are Still Asking The Wrong Questions

We’re still focused on the wrong thing in the Peterson child abuse case.

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

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.