The Consent Workshop The Normalisation of Men's Sexual Assault is the Monster We Have Made

The Normalisation of Men’s Sexual Assault is the Monster We Have Made

When we think of sexual assault, we are hard-wired to think of women and their experiences. According to the UN Women, an estimated 736 million women—almost one in three—have been subjected to intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both at least once in their life (30 per cent of women aged 15 and older) and this figure does not include sexual harassment. When it comes to centring men’s experiences, however, some pitfalls exist to undermine our approach. First, we need to establish that sexual assault against men is more common than we think. Whether in childhood or as adults, at least 1 in 6 men have experienced sexual abuse… Read More

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