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#20892 - 11/16/02 12:56 PM Male on male child abuse
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The following quote is the introduction of an article from Kali Munro's web site. The article deals with male on male abuse. It is brief but indepth and addresses some of the questions that have been raised on this forum.

Kali Munro "Male-to-Male Child Sexual Abuse"

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Remember growing up and hearing the word "pervert"? Nobody wanted anything to do with them--they were the "sick and demented" people whom everyone despised. And yet the word "pervert" is used both for people who sexually abuse children, as well as lesbians and gay men. By very definition lesbians and gay men are considered child molesters.

Newspapers draw connections between the sexual abuse of boys by men and gay sex all the time. When a mainstream newspaper covers a story of men sexually abusing boys, it is referred to as homosexual abuse of children. Yet, when the same newspaper covers stories of men sexually abusing girls, it is not described as heterosexual abuse. Male-to-male child sexual abuse is equated with gay sex when there is nothing gay about it.

While women also sexually abuse boys, in this article I focus on the unique dynamic and effects of men sexually abusing boys.
The link:
Kali Munro "Male-to-Male Child Sexual Abuse"

And this is the conclusion:
Quote:
Homophobia and myths about men silence male sexual abuse survivors. Sometimes even the gay community hesitates to talk about it, for fear that it will be used against us (to promote the myth that gay men are child molesters). While most men who sexually abuse boys identify as heterosexual, sexual abuse is not about someone's sexuality or sexual identity. Child sexual abuse is about power and domination; the sexual component is a weapon. We need to separate abuse from sex, acknowledge that men are sexually abused, and take a stand on this serious problem. Whether we like it or not, it's an issue that many men have to face. They shouldn't have to face it alone.
The link:
Kali Munro "Male-to-Male Child Sexual Abuse"

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#20893 - 11/16/02 05:47 PM Re: Male on male child abuse
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Thanks for sharing that Devon. Very well written article that accurately describes an unfair burden all gay men carry. Its nice to see you back here.


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#20894 - 11/18/02 11:06 AM Re: Male on male child abuse
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Hey Roy!

I'm glad you read the article. It spoke to me about the confusion that I and many others have experienced. I recommend it to everyone.

I though about posting the entire article, but it is only one click away & has no annoying pop-ups to contend with.

Devon

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