Invisible Scars – It’s Not Just About Women

In keeping with my last post where I spoke about the long term impact of sexual abuse on its victims, I need to underscore that with … it can be even worse for men.  Our ideas of men’s abilities to get over things, or deal with them get in the way.  So does our expectation that men be strong.  But most of all it is our idea that shields us from the thought that men could ever be victims of sexual abuse.  We forget those little boys grow up.   We forget that men can also be raped.

I am for anything that raises our awareness, speaks of our compassion, and offers a bridge of healing.

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