brian brings up a great point in the oprah show thread
The unfortunate tendency seems to be to appropriate the statement above solely for CSA survivors.
brian's statement exposes a very important distinction to which i had not given much thought. yes i was a victim of rape as an adult [on multiple occasions in my later teens] but i always perceived that as a secondary circumstance that emerged and developed from the early adolescent experiences of c
buse that impacted me as a result of the incestous relationship with an older brother, and therefore did not give it much weight in the broader scope of my recovery story.
we need to focus as an organization as brian suggests on those victim/survivors whose experiences are unrelated specifically to early life CSA.
there are likely more male victims here [ and 'out there'] besides brian, daryl and caleb who would benefit from a broader research focus that would serve their particular recovery needs.
now if there was ever a need for a new forum on malesurvivor, there is one for sure!
Survivors of non-CSA related abuse.
how about them apples? if we had a forum like this, it could double as a statistical data gathering tool.
why not start one today?