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Male abuse awareness week
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December 1st - 8th is male abuse awareness week, because abuse is NOT gender specific - men can be and are hurt too


- 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 16th birthday. (US Deptartment of Justice)
- One in five of adult rape victims are male (Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US)
- As many as 1 in 5 males will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US)
- 80% of men who have experienced sexual abuse have been abused by a female, most often their mother. (Journal of the American Medical Association - 1998)
- In a retrospective study of male victims 60% reported being abused by females. The same rate was found also in a sample of college students. In other studies the levels were found as high as 72% o 82%. (Risin and Ross,1987)
- 15% of gay men who had lived with a male partner reported being victimized by a male partner. 15.4% of same-sex cohabiting men reported being raped, physically assaulted and/or stalked by a male partner, and 10.8% reported such violence by a female partner. (US Deptartment of Justice)
- In one servay of male doestic violence survivors it was found that 39% of mothers threated to remove the children if the father did not obay her rules/comands: 40% encouraged the children to ignore or undermine the father: and 9% encouraged the children to assault him.




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WolfDancer4645856's avatar
WolfDancer4645856|Hobbyist General Artist
Men are just as equal as Women, I hate Feminists...
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EverLastingLuv|Hobbyist Photographer
Did you know that that ratio is only telling half of the story? 

The LEAST intrusive is 1 and 6 for boys, but the MOST intrusive is tied with girls with 1/14. 

Boys, at a young age, are actually raped more often than girls. The numbers are 6.7 to 5.9 for completed intercourse. 


There's the proof. This guys researches this shit and is a professional.
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kitsumekat's avatar
Just a week?
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BTR88tuxedoblack|Student General Artist
I have personally experienced it and the biggest issue is the lack of belief in the fact that men can be abused by women. I must say though that it was women who supported me most when I told them, almost as if women knew how other women are and could make more sense of it. However when I told men they would be shocked and say 'No man ever says 'no' to sex.' It was women who were my biggest supporters when I came out and told them and they told me it 'should not be happening to you' and helped me out of the situation.

There are lots of good women out there (as I stated previously), but there are some women in the minority who know they can get away with this because they know society only seems to see men as sexual aggressors. The girl who did this to me knew this and played upon that. She knew no one would believe me, and if I did tell that I would be considered a homosexual for not wanting sex with a woman. In fact this same person was my partner for a year or so and when she left me she called me 'a girl' and 'pathetic for not doing what was required in the bedroom.' Sometimes we stay with partners who hurt us or belittle us because we are lonely, just as I did. It doesn't make someone weak, it just means they want a companion, if that makes sense. They will take the abuse, the pain and hurt just to not be alone.

They are in the minority these women who are bad though, I need to reinforce that point. I am not surprised that many of the male abuse awareness groups are run by women because I think women do like men and see the good in them generally. Sure you get misandry and women who call men awful things, but my dealings with women as a whole have been positive.

This is a good stamp because its, simple, dark in colours to reflect the male identity and somehow poignant with only a few words. I congratulate you on a very well executed piece of work. :)


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I am going to post this forum on my site.
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PetraLuna2's avatar
Actually rants and hate is not what Male Abuse Awareness is all about. I am a woman and I am the founder of the foundation that hosts the awareness week every year. Statistically males are the ones who abuse males most of the time. If you guys wanna keep talking let me know? To learn more, our site is help4guys.org.
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awesomeartninja|Student Interface Designer
i will be sure to spread awareness about this event.
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attila-the-honeypie's avatar
Thank you for the statistics and the stamp! This has been sooo getting on my nerves lately... Would you mind at all if I used some of the information you gathered for an event at my school?

Attila
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PetraLuna2's avatar
Absolutely. Please use whatever info you want to spread the word.
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Colbatros|Student Writer
So, first, we can't have nice stamps about female abuse awareness without a bunch of rabid feminazis ruining the party with their comments saying how cruel men are, and now we can't have nice stamps about male abuse awareness without a bunch of crazy misogynists saying that every woman on this Earth is a piece of garbage, is an insane bitch and that they should never be trusted.

Seriously? I'm starting to wonder if all of this is just pointless, and that we're wasting our time trying to spread awareness for these very important and serious causes.
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YourDAMOCLES|Hobbyist General Artist
....jesus.....so many female haters here... I'm female and I believe in those stamps, but here I read all those hate comments and lose faith in human and lose faith in humanity again.....

NOT ALL WOMEN AND NOT ALL MEN ARE THE FUCKING SAME!!!!!!!!!

guys that hates all women makes me want to vomit as much as girls that hates all men...the comments here are turning my stomach.
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lordmep|Hobbyist Writer
It's sad to say that things like this do in fact attract a lot of misogyny. However, I say we take this as an opportunity to be better than the feminists. Let's spot the hate early on and do what we can to prevent it from taking seed.
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YourDAMOCLES|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm afraid it'll always take seed.
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lordmep|Hobbyist Writer
That's why we have to be vigilant.
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chronocrossfanboy's avatar
I don't about your comments, women are not to be trusted.
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YourDAMOCLES's avatar
YourDAMOCLES|Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever man. To me, you're not to be trusted. I'm not about to point at all men like you do women.
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I may hate women but I do know there are some good ones out there just that I haven't known any.
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grimm-cat|Student Traditional Artist
It disturbs me that everybody is aware of female domestic abuse but not about male domestic abuse.
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lordmep|Hobbyist Writer
Disturbing yes, but it actually makes perfect sense once you realize who is giving the most public info on the subject [link]
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this is why I am a misogynist and way I what to be gay, if this is how a woman is going to live her life then I want nothing to do with it.
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lordmep|Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, but misogyny or any sort of hate based on someone's physical characteristics cannot be tolerated in a human rights movement. Please stop.
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As a limben the lives of my brothers matter more to me than any female life. I'm not apart of the human rights movement. I am here to stand up for my brothers.
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lordmep|Hobbyist Writer
Then do so without standing against the women who help.
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