No More: Your Voice Can End the Silence


1 in 6 men in the United States has had an unwanted or abusive sexual experience in childhood.

Was It Rape or Just ‘A Crappy Situation’?

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In “Yeah Maybe, No” filmmaker Kelly Kend interviews a male rape survivor and explores the dynamics of doubt that cloud our collective understanding of consent.

Just What Is Rep. Tom Reed of NY Ashamed Of?

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A Congressman shares his painful personal experience with his colleagues and says, ‘No more.’

Getting Away With Murder: Child Predators

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David Pittman, and other survivors like him, are frustrated with how sexual predators have been getting away with the murder of the innocence of childhood.

Does our Society Have Different Standards for Male and Female Perpetrators?


Amy Daves explores how the sexual abuse of boys by adult females is often dismissed if the perpetrator is attractive.

How Men Can Support Women Post Sexual Abuse


Two years ago his wife was kidnapped, stabbed, shot and sexually assaulted by nine men. Here’s the story, the mistakes he made in trying to help and the lessons he wants to put into the world for other men who may find themselves in a similar situation.

Fellow Male Survivors, Please Remember We Are One


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.

“I do not, and cannot, trust other men. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of male friends I have, and none of them I let get close to me.”

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This comment by Dave on the post Open the Door: A Survivor’s advice on Not Shutting Out the World

Preventing Sexual Abuse is a Public Health Issue


We need a responsible, open discussion that acknowledges the part we all can play in preventing and responding to sexual abuse.

Out of the Shadows: 10 Child Sexual Abuse Statistics


Jayneen Sanders offers 10 compelling reasons why we should keep finding ways to prevent our children from being sexually abused, and why we should provide effective methods for healing and recovery in the event that such abuse happens.

A Speechless Conversation Between Mentor and Mentee


I had no words, he had no words; we just had sighs and long periods of silence when we learned of a 16 year-old black boy in Philadelphia sexually assaulted during a stop-and-frisk.

A Survivor Answers the Question: Why Tell Anybody?


Cecil Murphey believes that once you can start talking about it, you become an instrument of your own healing.

Why Am I Still Not Healed?


Here’s something I say to myself regularly: I am not quite healed. I am a healing-in-progress.

The Special Gifts I Threw Away


As a survivor of abuse, Eirik Rogers spent many years suspicious of the kindness of others.

R Kelly, Chris Brown and the Sexual Politics of Never-Never Land

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Aya de Leon examines how children create stories to get themselves through brutal times. And some children never grow up.

The Boy in the Boardroom: When Sexual Abuse and Manhood Collide

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C. K. Carlton thought he knew what a real man was. Turns out, he had it all wrong.