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The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.

FAQ and Factsheets: Men

Male Rape

Society is becoming increasingly aware of male rape. However, experts believe that current male rape statistics vastly under-represent the actual number of males age 12 and over who are raped each year. Rape crisis counselors estimate that while only one in 50 raped women report the crime to the police, the rates of under-reporting among men are even higher (Brochman, 1991). Until the mid-1980s, most literature discussed this violent crime in the context of women only. The lack of tracking of sexual crimes against men and the lack of research about the effects of male rape are indicative of the attitude held by society at large -- that while male rape occurs, it is not an acceptable topic for discussion. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information

Men and Sexual Trauma

At least 10% of men in our country have suffered from trauma as a result of sexual assault. Like women, men who experience sexual assault may suffer from depression, PTSD, and other emotional problems as a result. However, because men and women have different life experiences due to their different gender roles, emotional symptoms following trauma can look different in men than they do in women. Read More...

From the Series: The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Violence Against Gays and Lesbians

The victimization of gays and lesbians based upon their sexual orientation includes harassment, vandalism, robbery, assault, rape and murder. The location of these crimes is not restricted to dark streets leading from gay establishments. Violence against gays and lesbians occurs everywhere: in schools, the workplace, public places and in the home. Those who commit these acts come from all social/economic backgrounds and represent different age groups. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information

Rape and Racism

Rape and racism are connected in many ways: they use words as weapons, they are forms of domination, they are historically intertwined, they promote myths, and they grow stronger in our silence. Read More...

From the Series: Men Can Stop Rape

Rape as a Men's Issue

An educational handout describing the prevelance of sexual victimization for males, some consequences for male survivors, and the role men can play in ending sexual violence. Read More...

From the Series: Men Can Stop Rape

Supporting Survivors

Advice for supporters and significant others when someone says "I was raped." Read More...

From the Series: Men Can Stop Rape

What Men Can Do

All men can play a vital role in rape prevention. Here are a few of the ways. Read More...

From the Series: Men Can Stop Rape
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