7 Myths About Male Sexual Abuse That We MUST Stop Believing

Myth #1: Boys and men can’t be victims.

This myth, instilled through masculine gender socialization and sometimes referred to as the “macho image,” declares that males, even young boys, are not supposed to be victims, or even vulnerable. We learn very early that males should be able to protect themselves. In truth, though, boys are children—weaker and more vulnerable than their attackers—who cannot really fight back. Why?

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