Hi Ellisa ...

I'm afraid I may have been misunderstood.

Gender is an issue.

I could go into several more points not mentioned by
BuffaloCO, but those that he stated are more than enough.

Male survivors of sexual attack ... in childhood and as adults,
present unique challenges that require a specific approach to therapy ... man to man interaction being the rarest of the rare.

The resources made available to men are miniscule in comparison to those for women ... and are as often as not completely inadequate.
In no way do I wish to imply that women get too much ...
but that men get next to nothing.

Male Survivors is for men.
The areas provided for men must be sacrosanct ...

Until now I have focused almost exclusively on my own self interests and know very little about the public areas of the site.
After doing a little digging I could not find what I would like to see ...
A 'chat room' available for anyone who wishes to interact would be great ... although after giving it some thought ...
I can see the possibility of a good deal of contention. It would probably have to be moderated ...
which I believe would be very difficult to do on a continuous basis.
Perhaps a 'Healing Circle' might be best.
I would be eager to participate in that type of format.

I do think it would be highly beneficial for both sides ...
but to be frank ... more so for our supporters
rather than survivors.
When all is said and done ... we need you ...
and you can't help us if you don't have the chance to ask
questions and get some replies ...
that your loved ones are often
simply unable to supply.
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Experience is a brutal teacher.