This post is an extension of the rape myth blog posted the other day. Like female survivors, rape myths perpetuate victim blaming and shaming of male survivors. Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASA) reports 11% of their clients are male and the majority of those are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. However, sexual assault is largely underreported and stigma around men seeking mental health services may prevent a lot of male survivors from speaking out.
The below links address the most common rape myths that blame and silence male survivors: