Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Afraid to Victimize Men


Related image     Too many people are surprised to hear that men can get breast cancer. Why? The fundraisers are pink, anatomy confuses the audience, the issue is romanticized around, "saving the tatas." So then if a man is diagnosed, he not only has a terrible disease, but also a stigma to carry and the fear of not being a real man.

      Essentially, the same thing happens when rape is a story told with a template of a woman as victim, man as perpetrator. Statistics do not eliminate the percentage of men who do not offer consent but are forced anyway. The language has to stop, framing men as constantly sex-driven creatures with instincts to dominate, because then the group of men that are victims, stay in shadows.

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