TAASA’s Cultural Awareness Certification webinar series kicked off today with the topic of “Male Survivors of Sexual Assault”. The webinar, despite two-way communication limitations, sparked lively discussions regarding the misunderstandings of sexual assault in general and the role of gender socialization and homophobia in promoting the myths around male victimization. The group came to the conclusion that reaching and effectively serving male victims is only half the work. The other half entails a societal norm piece in changing attitudes and behaviors. At the conclusion of the webinar I received an email titled “I’m tired of the silence”. The email included a video project of “The Respect Program” from the Office of Health Promotion at Emory University.
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