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Male Sexual Victimization

In class we focused on how the standard narrative for sexual assault is so feminizing and therefore exclusionary to male victims. How can we construct support groups so that men feel comfortable reporting incidents? Anonymous hotlines? Mandatory self defense workshops for everyone? How can we do that at Bowdoin with safe space and student led support groups? Or does it start with changing porn, an unregulated platform everyone has access to and perpetuates the stereotypes that “men are sexually virile enough for mulitple women” and therfore should feel ashamed if they get raped by women?  (Weiss)