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I’ve tweeted about this before but I can’t emphasise it enough. If a boy/man gets an erection whilst being abused. This does not mean consent or enjoyment. I’ve known of professionals telling the parents of a boy (without consulting with the boy) that...
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... he got an erection & that if it goes to court the jury will think he wanted it. I’ve known of homophobic parents throwing boys out because parents believed the erection meant the boy was gay....
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... I’ve known of therapists helping abused males who got an erection try to come to terms with their sexuality believing that it means he’s gay. We need to understand erections sustained whilst abused & challenge this practice. #Boys #CSE #CSA #Men #Abuse #MaleRape
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As I write various chapters of the book I’m reading LOTS of research & I notice phrases like “many more girls than boys experience sexual abuse/exploitation then boys”...
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... whilst I don’t want to dismiss or diminish the abuse suffered by girls (as others sadly do with boys) I have to say I’m not completely comfortable with this phrase...
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... First of all there are, factually speaking more sex offences where there is a female victim than a male victim but this is from what’s REPORTED & RECORDED & that’s a fact. Saying this means it’s happening “much” more to girls than boys is an interpretation...
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Hello, I am Edna Matta. I was born in #Ibague, known as #Colombia’s #CityofMusic. A beautiful place near snow-covered volcanos (Ruiz, Santa Isabel and Tolima), large expanses of paramo forest, lakes and streams where a diverse array of animal and plant species coexist
My story starts with #powerful, #strong #women in my #family. I was the third of 4 children and my mom #firstMentor had to raise us practically alone, since my father had to work in a different city, 20h away by car
My mom is a very #strong #woman that taught me #values, to #workhard and to be #self-sufficient #StrongWomen #StrongFamily
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS /1
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For me, the real issue in the #trans #GRA reform is #maleviolence against #female & trans. I note #transmen seem to be absent from discussion. They obvs don't present as #women so don't use women's spaces. But they can't draw attention to themselves as trans because... (1/2)
(2/2) in a male space they would run the risk of attack by men who would see their bodies as still female. I can't find stats on transmen being violent, or female violence on transmen. I guess there will be some, but very small no's. The problem is male violence. #patriarchy...
So we need to be looking at #male #violence and how/why our society raises #boys to think violence is a way of dealing with the world. NB I know this is a generalisation and not all males are violent & not all females are peaceful!
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