Sexual Assault Myths & Facts
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Can men be sexually assaulted?Men and boys are often the victims of the crimes of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and rape. In fact, in the U.S., about 10% of all victims are male.1The term sexual assault refers to a number of different crimes, ranging from unwanted sexual touching to forced penetration.
Male survivors and others affected by sexual violence can receive free, confidential, live help through RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline, 24/7. Call 1.800.656.HOPE to be connected to a local rape crisis center in your area, or visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline to get live help in an instant-messaging format.
Edward Kramer, founder of Dragon Con, entered in guilty plea for child molestation on Dec. 2, 2013. Kramer suffered a spinal cord injury in jail in late 2000.
By David Beasley, Reuters
It seems that not a week goes by that somebody doesn’t say something completely wrong about child sexual abuse. This week’s winner is Richard Dawkins, noted biologist and atheist. He’s also woefully uninformed about the lasting trauma of child abuse in general and child sexual abuse in particular.
(The following paragraph includes Dawkins description of his abuse, if this may be triggering, please skip to graph 3)