I’ve avoided writing about Sandusky. In fact, until very recently I’ve avoided reading or talking about Sandusky, too. As a survivor of a serial sex abuser, I know myself well enough to know that engaging the media coverage of the case with moderation and restraint would be a challenge for me. More often than not, [...]
What Tim Brown has learned from the Penn State scandal about institutional racism.
The NCAA may ban Penn State from football for “lack of institutional control” and “inaction,” writes education attorney and former higher education administrator Galen Medley.
After prolonged exposure to the Sandusky and Lynn trials, it’s natural for a survivor to crave the safety of his own shell.
As the parallels between the Sandusky trial and my childhood unfold, I wish I could tell other men like me what I’ve learned.
Some things you can do if news coverage of abuse stories is triggering you. From the Executive Director of MaleSurvivor.
Learn how to spot signs of potential abuse and report it to the proper authorities.
“If men like Paterno are our gods, if football is our religion,” Megan Rosker writes, “then we have just sacrificed our children on the alter of the nine-yard line.”
MediaHound wonders what happened in Happy Valley, the emotions involved, and looks at how the Victims are being treated by people who may not know their own minds.
Sophia A. McClennen examines the crisis of manhood now in State College.
Tom Matlack wonders if the Penn State incident remained hidden for so long because what happened was beyond the scope of men inside football to even comprehend.
Yashar Ali wants us to stop telling our children who they should be affectionate with.
Before we can properly punish Sandusky and those who protected him, we must first point the finger of blame at ourselves, Tom Matlack writes.
Hugo Schwyzer agrees we should be talking more. But let it be about what healthy, joy-filled, life-enhancing male sexuality looks like.