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Earson Gibson

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Earson studied fine arts at UNBC and works in the construction trades in Victoria.
I Didn't Report My Sexual Assault Because I Thought Men Couldn't Be

I Didn't Report My Sexual Assault Because I Thought Men Couldn't Be Victims

Men have a different set of cultural expectations that keep us quiet about sexual assault. Women are burdened with stigmas around sexual purity, desire, and family honour that men aren't. But I was socialized to believe that men can't be victims, mostly from entertainment, and that's the main reason I didn't report it; I didn't believe I'd been assaulted.
11/11/2014 12:40 EST