Men Are Raped Almost as Often as Women in America. We Need to Talk About This. ""Last year the National Crime Victimization Survey turned up a remarkable statistic. In asking 40,000 households about rape and sexual violence, the survey uncovered that 38 percent of incidents were against men."
To be filed under "How Patriarchy Hurts Men Too"- "I resent that my gender comes with the implications that it will intimidate, control, threaten and overpower simply by being present. That it is widely assumed that I cannot be raped. That my masculinity is often measured by how many women I have belittled, objectified, and demeaned. I am a male feminist and I want equality for all" [click on this image to find another clip, which illustrates the way patriarchy is often a bad deal for men…
"Sexual assault is not just a 'woman's issue'. It's a community problem. Women are not the only victims, and men are not the only perpetrators. Ending sexual and gender-based violence is everyone's responsibility." #alcoholisnotconsent
I am a feminist because a person's gender, sex and sexuality do not determine their humanity. Love this.
"Gender is... a spectrum, a range of expression, how you relate to yourself, a personal identity. Gender is not... [only] male or female, defined by body parts, determined by chromosomes, sexual orientation."