Resources for Male Survivors

cardamine:

ethiopienne:

[tw: sexual assault, rape]

letstalkaboutrape:

I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:

www.malesurvivor.org

www.violenceunsilenced.com

www.rainn.org

www.pandys.org

www.1in6.org

www.soulspeakout.org

Thanks everyone!

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annamariabryant:

japhers:

beatdown-striderstyle:

durrscurr:

soccermom6:

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EXCUSE ME WHILE I PISS OUT AN ENTIRE CIVILIZATION AND THEN BEAT THEM ALL TO DEATH WITH A FRYING PAN JESUS FUCK

Why does this not have like a shit ton of notes, these dumb ass anons need to see how many people disagree with their blatant ignorance. Men can be raped, aseuxal people can be raped, women can fucking rape, and nobody fucking deserves to be raped regardless of gender or sexuality.  

WELL, NOW

Fucking people auggh

annamariabryant:

japhers:

beatdown-striderstyle:

durrscurr:

soccermom6:

oh

EXCUSE ME WHILE I PISS OUT AN ENTIRE CIVILIZATION AND THEN BEAT THEM ALL TO DEATH WITH A FRYING PAN JESUS FUCK

Why does this not have like a shit ton of notes, these dumb ass anons need to see how many people disagree with their blatant ignorance. Men can be raped, aseuxal people can be raped, women can fucking rape, and nobody fucking deserves to be raped regardless of gender or sexuality.  

WELL, NOW

Fucking people auggh

petite-coulson:

lyzzoftheeast:

“it’s MY sons penis, it’s MY decision”

You don’t see the issue here? It is HIS penis, not your penis.

I detest the ignorant notion that the foreskin is a birth defect, and it’s inherently unsanitary.

Someone TOLD you that, they did not TEACH you that. Teaching implies that it was factual information.

I know I go on the occasional rant about it here, and I don’t even have a penis, but I cannot stand the misinformation.

An uncircumcised penis is no more complicated to clean than a vagina.

A foreskin is not some random piece of skin, it’s part of the penis. Actually PART of it. It’s not extra skin, it’s not WITH the penis, it is penile skin.

Thank you and good day.

I feel like people might understand this better if it were explained to them in graphic terms.

Bascially

when the doc performs a circ, they pretty much have to

a) rip back the foreskin off of the head of the penis—usually with some sort of clamping device—since it doesn’t actually retract until around puberty. The foreskin is very completely attached to the penis. Which totally destroys that whole “I have it done so that he can be clean” argument because nothing. can. get. in. there. 

and

b) cut off a part of someone’s highly sensitive anatomy (note: “anatomy” not “birth defect”) without their consent and, not to mention, a complete disregard for their well-being. Have you ever heard a baby while they’re having that done? They sound like they’re having their fingernails ripped off. Except it’s their foreskin.

and finally

c) stick that fresh, open wound that takes weeks (probably around 4-6 weeks) to heal, in that fucking lovely enviroment called “The Diaper” with pee and poop. Ahh. So fresh and so clean clean. 

Now, I don’t have a penis. But I am a Health Science/Health Education major, so I do recognize archaic, savage practices when I see it. So let’s at least attempt to exercise a little restraint, hell, maybe even do a little research *before* you decide to maim your kid.

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iandsharman:

Shannon Hale: WHY BOYS DON’T READ ‘GIRL’ BOOKS

shannonhale:

When I do book signings, most of my line is made up of young girls with their mothers, teen girls alone, and mother friend groups. But there’s usually at least one boy with a stack of my books. This boy is…

Really, if you’re going to complain about Catwoman’s poses…

Really, if you’re going to complain about Catwoman’s poses…

copperbadge:

Noh-varr, everyone. Pecs and sixties girl groups.
[From Young Avengers #1, 2013.]

copperbadge:

Noh-varr, everyone. Pecs and sixties girl groups.

[From Young Avengers #1, 2013.]

jacoblasher:



Don’t be deceived by the media.


I love this so much. You don’t think the magazines mess with our heads too? You don’t think the desire to be picture perfect destroys us too? It does.

jacoblasher:

Don’t be deceived by the media.

I love this so much. You don’t think the magazines mess with our heads too? You don’t think the desire to be picture perfect destroys us too? It does.


The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

Male rape is a joke.

I keep seeing tv shows and movies representing rape/molestation/sexual assault toward men as a joke. The writers for these jokes tend to be men, which is incredibly confusing. Sexual assault towards men is so mocked and commonly joked about that it’s not taken seriously in real instances. As a surviving rape victim whose been ridiculed for my experiences, I understand the pain. Before I had been raped I would laugh along with these jokes, but now these jokes even when directed at men, triggers me. I’m not saying that we should not have the freedom of speech or a restriction on our comic freedom. But I do think more people should be AWARE of the harm they do to people with this humor. To have a traumatic experience reduced to a joke by strangers, friends, and family, is almost devastating. This can result in suicide, self harm, distrust, emotional distancing, inability to speak about issues, abuse toward others, difficulty with relationships, and much more awful reactions. I have seen very few things in the media that ridicule rape of females (though I’ve heard much of these jokes from common douchebags.) And while rape of men is much less common, it is no less serious and no less traumatic. Please take the feelings of others into account before cracking a joke like this, because you have no idea if someone in your presence has had to experience sexual abuse.

adventures-of-spidey-and-dp:

 

Deadpool’s ass is best ass.