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Male-to-Male Child Sexual Abuse In the Context of Homophobia
Newspapers draw connections between the sexual abuse of children and gay sex all the time. When a mainstream newspaper covers a story of men sexually abusing boys, it is referred to as homosexual abuse of children. Yet, when the same newspaper covers stories of men sexually abusing girls, it is not described as heterosexual abuse. Male-to-male child sexual abuse is equated with gay sex when there is nothing gay about it. more >>

The Treatment Needs of Sexually Abused Men
Men who have been sexually abused as children often feel a great sense of isolation. That isolation is worsened by a society that has difficulty acknowledging the sexual abuse of boys. The sexist belief that men, even as children, are invulnerable to sexual victimization stops many people from believing male survivors of sexual abuse, or from taking the abuse seriously. Homophobia is at the root of the widespread view of male-to-male sexual abuse as sex, and the victim as a “faggot.” more >>

Male Sexual Abuse Victims of Female Perpetrators: Society’s Betrayal of Boys
The reality that boys are sexually abused by women is not widely accepted. Some people view it as an impossible act – that a male can’t be sexually assaulted by a female – and others view it as sexually titillating. The existence of female perpetrators and male victims confronts many of our most firmly held beliefs about women, men, sexuality, power, and sexual assault. It challenges our very notions about what sex is. more >>

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Off Site Articles

  1. “First Steps Toward Recovery: A Male Survivor’s Experience”
    Bryan R. Alba 1992

  2. “Abuse: A Male View”
    Anonymous

  3. “The Sin of Forgiveness”
    Frank L. Fitzpatrick

  4. “Isolation and Silence: A Male Survivor Speaks Out About Clergy Abuse”
    Frank L. Fitzpatrick 1994

  5. “Sexual Child Abuse: A Male Survivors Story”
    M.E. Hart 1992

  6. “Sexual Abuse of Males: Prevalence, Lasting Effects, and Resources”
    Jim Hopper, Ph.D. 1998

  7. “A Dragon in Our Midst: The Sexual Abuse of Males”
    Andrew L. Kumin, Psy.D. 1991

  8. “Research Findings on the Sexual Abuse of Males”
    David 0. McCall, M.Div. 1991

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Books for Survivors

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Alone and Forgotten: The Sexually Abused Man

Alone and Forgotten: The Sexually Abused Man

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Alone and Forgotten: The Sexually Abused Man
by Rod Tobin

Book Description:
In 1992, therapist Rod Tobin began working with male survivors of sexual abuse. Half of the men treated came from the general public; the other half had suffered abuse at boy’s training schools. In Alone and Forgotten, he examines the major symptoms of sexually abused men, and explains how society’s perceptions and the survivor’s healing process differ from that of their female counterparts. This book offers a positive process of healing for male survivors of sexual abuse.

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Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse

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Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
by Mic Hunter

Book Description:
A long overdue book by a psychologist who has extensive clinical experience treating male victims of child sexual abuse, it explodes the myth that sexual abuse of male children is rare, or that the consequences are less serious than for girls. Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting recovery. With personal case histories of victims and their families, this is a powerfully written and meticulously researched book that is a landmark in the field of child sexual abuse literature.

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Wounded Boys Heroic Men: A Man's Guide to Recovering from Child Abuse

Wounded Boys Heroic Men: A Man’s Guide to Recovering from Child Abuse

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Wounded Boys Heroic Men: A Man’s Guide to Recovering from Child Abuse
by Daniel Jay Sonkin, Lenore E. A. Walker

Book Description:
Wounded Boys Heroic Men is a workbook for transformation. Specifically written for and about men. This is the first book to address their issues of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. Dr. Daniel Sonkin carefully prepares a road map for the recovery process, including insightful stories of real survivors, as well as direction and reassurance. More important, this unique book provides hope, relief, and comfort for millions of victims too proud to explore their suffering. Carefully analyzing the feelings, attitudes, and behaviors of abused men. Dr. Sonkin teaches methods that break the vicious cycle of violence, make peace with the abuser, and in return find peace within.

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