We All Know Rape Is Bad. So Why Aren't We All Saying What This Guy Says?

Let's get something out of the way up front: Sexual violence is not gender-specific. Men are victims of rape and sexual assault too — occasionally perpetrated by women but usually perpetrated by other men, especially in conflict zones and wartime. To end the stigma surrounding male rape victims, and all rape victims, we need to be able to talk openly, allow safe conversations, and do what we can to take the shame from victims and place it on the rapists, where it belongs.