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Memes, ๐Ÿค–, and Gender: MEN ARE RAPED TOO AND T IS A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM BUT IF THE ONLY TIME YOU TALK ABOUT MALE SURVIVORS S WHEN YOU ARE INTERRUPTING NOMEN TALKING ABOUT THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT DO NoT PRETEND YOU GIVE A SHIT ABOUT MALE SURVIVORS all credit to @florence_photo . This seemed relevant for this account today; men's struggles with patriarchal, rigid gender norms are freestanding issues that can and will be talked about on this account in their own right, with the full attention that they deserve. I personally have done entire groups of posts about male rape-sexual assault-abuse survivors in the past, only to have conversations derailed because we 'never talk about men' literally two posts later. As well as that, in general conversations about sex and consent I always try to keep the pronouns gender neutral, as I should do, to express the ambiguity that sexual violence brings with regard to those who experience it. Don't derail posts about women by saying 'men get raped too!!!', and don't derail posts about men by saying that women get raped. 'Men are raped' should be its own sentence; most of the time if you're sticking 'too' on the end it's a telltale sign that you're trying to undermine a post with women talking about their own experiences with sexual violence. Male survivors deserve their own conversation without people derailing another. -Iris
Memes, ๐Ÿค–, and Gender: MEN ARE RAPED
 TOO
 AND
 T IS
 A VERY
 SERIOUS
 PROBLEM
 BUT IF
 THE ONLY
 TIME YOU
 TALK ABOUT
 MALE SURVIVORS
 S WHEN YOU ARE INTERRUPTING
 NOMEN TALKING ABOUT THEIR OWN
 EXPERIENCES WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT
 DO NoT PRETEND YOU GIVE A
 SHIT ABOUT MALE SURVIVORS
all credit to @florence_photo . This seemed relevant for this account today; men's struggles with patriarchal, rigid gender norms are freestanding issues that can and will be talked about on this account in their own right, with the full attention that they deserve. I personally have done entire groups of posts about male rape-sexual assault-abuse survivors in the past, only to have conversations derailed because we 'never talk about men' literally two posts later. As well as that, in general conversations about sex and consent I always try to keep the pronouns gender neutral, as I should do, to express the ambiguity that sexual violence brings with regard to those who experience it. Don't derail posts about women by saying 'men get raped too!!!', and don't derail posts about men by saying that women get raped. 'Men are raped' should be its own sentence; most of the time if you're sticking 'too' on the end it's a telltale sign that you're trying to undermine a post with women talking about their own experiences with sexual violence. Male survivors deserve their own conversation without people derailing another. -Iris

all credit to @florence_photo . This seemed relevant for this account today; men's struggles with patriarchal, rigid gender norms are freest...