Interim post: what we tell men and boys about sexual attacks
I wrote a few days ago about what we should say to women before, and after, a sexual assault. I’m still thinking about what to tell men and boys about these subjects.
In the meantime, here is a wonderful thing that touches on this subject.
And: Women are not the only ones who get attacked (see statistics from NSVRC). Things we say to women about prevention, we should say to men, with slight alterations. (“Be careful hon, just because you’re a dude doesn’t mean some total waste of groceries won’t attack you.”) And the response after should be EXACTLY the same. (“THAT COMPLETE WASTE OF GROCERIES**. Let’s get the police, let’s prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. This is WRONG, he is EVIL…” etc etc etc.)