“‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space.”—
If the only time you talk about male rape survivors is when you are interrupting women and non-binary people talking about sexual assault statistics and their own experiences, don’t pretend you give a shit about male rape survivors.
If the only time you talk about male rape survivors is when you’re accusing people of using them to distract from female and non-binary survivors, don’t pretend that you are anything but a terrible fucking person
Reminding people that they are neglecting a hefty portion of an affected group is not de-railing, it’s re-railing. Men aren’t just a little group that sometimes get swept into those numbers too, they make up around fifty percent of victims (CDC 2010). FIFTY PERCENT IS NOT NEGLIGIBLE.
Deliberately ignoring those victims because their existence contradicts the deeply flawed theories you use to push your agenda is deceitful and disgustingly self-serving, and attacking those who pull you up on it and attempting to silence them is nothing short of despicable. We shouldn’t HAVE to keep reminding you that male victims exist, that they need support, that they need our attention; YOU shouldn’t keep trying to brush them under the rug because their existence is so very inconvenient for you and that cluster of obscene projections you call an ideology.
If you really gave a flying fuck about rape victims, if you really cared about them more than you cared about yourself, you’d put your hands in the air and declare that you were wrong, that you were prejudiced, and that you’d do your best to put it right.