Why don't the men of fluther talk about childhood sexual abuse?
According to Howard Fradkin, research shows that “one in six men has been sexually abused by age 18. The estimates go up to one in four when you add in victims of covert non-contact abuse.”
Women on fluther share their experiences with sexual abuse with notable frequency. I don’t believe I’ve seen more than one or two men share it, if even that. What’s going on? Is it possible that fluther is a special place that bucks the trends—with no sexually abused men? I would expect just the opposite. This place is a haven for the hurt.
We know there’s a culture of shame out there in the rest of the world where men don’t reveal their hurts. But fluther? Shouldn’t this place be more open? Safe?
Please don’t mistake me. I’m not asking anyone to talk about it if they aren’t comfortable. I just want to hear your views about social pressures males feel, and how those pressures might or might not be felt differently on fluther.
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