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Male abuse awareness week by shadowlight-oak Male abuse awareness week by shadowlight-oak
December 1st - 8th is male abuse awareness week, because abuse is NOT gender specific - men can be and are hurt too


- 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 16th birthday. (US Deptartment of Justice)
- One in five of adult rape victims are male (Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US)
- As many as 1 in 5 males will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US)
- 80% of men who have experienced sexual abuse have been abused by a female, most often their mother. (Journal of the American Medical Association - 1998)
- In a retrospective study of male victims 60% reported being abused by females. The same rate was found also in a sample of college students. In other studies the levels were found as high as 72% o 82%. (Risin and Ross,1987)
- 15% of gay men who had lived with a male partner reported being victimized by a male partner. 15.4% of same-sex cohabiting men reported being raped, physically assaulted and/or stalked by a male partner, and 10.8% reported such violence by a female partner. (US Deptartment of Justice)
- In one servay of male doestic violence survivors it was found that 39% of mothers threated to remove the children if the father did not obay her rules/comands: 40% encouraged the children to ignore or undermine the father: and 9% encouraged the children to assault him.




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:iconcommander-dominic:
Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Yes.
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EverLastingLuv Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you know that that ratio is only telling half of the story? 

The LEAST intrusive is 1 and 6 for boys, but the MOST intrusive is tied with girls with 1/14. 

Boys, at a young age, are actually raped more often than girls. The numbers are 6.7 to 5.9 for completed intercourse. 


There's the proof. This guys researches this shit and is a professional.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Just a week?
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BTR88tuxedoblack Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I have personally experienced it and the biggest issue is the lack of belief in the fact that men can be abused by women. I must say though that it was women who supported me most when I told them, almost as if women knew how other women are and could make more sense of it. However when I told men they would be shocked and say 'No man ever says 'no' to sex.' It was women who were my biggest supporters when I came out and told them and they told me it 'should not be happening to you' and helped me out of the situation.

There are lots of good women out there (as I stated previously), but there are some women in the minority who know they can get away with this because they know society only seems to see men as sexual aggressors. The girl who did this to me knew this and played upon that. She knew no one would believe me, and if I did tell that I would be considered a homosexual for not wanting sex with a woman. In fact this same person was my partner for a year or so and when she left me she called me 'a girl' and 'pathetic for not doing what was required in the bedroom.' Sometimes we stay with partners who hurt us or belittle us because we are lonely, just as I did. It doesn't make someone weak, it just means they want a companion, if that makes sense. They will take the abuse, the pain and hurt just to not be alone.

They are in the minority these women who are bad though, I need to reinforce that point. I am not surprised that many of the male abuse awareness groups are run by women because I think women do like men and see the good in them generally. Sure you get misandry and women who call men awful things, but my dealings with women as a whole have been positive.

This is a good stamp because its, simple, dark in colours to reflect the male identity and somehow poignant with only a few words. I congratulate you on a very well executed piece of work. :)


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:iconpetraluna2:
PetraLuna2 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I am going to post this forum on my site.
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:iconpetraluna2:
PetraLuna2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Actually rants and hate is not what Male Abuse Awareness is all about. I am a woman and I am the founder of the foundation that hosts the awareness week every year. Statistically males are the ones who abuse males most of the time. If you guys wanna keep talking let me know? To learn more, our site is help4guys.org.
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awesomeartninja Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
i will be sure to spread awareness about this event.
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:iconattila-the-honeypie:
attila-the-honeypie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you for the statistics and the stamp! This has been sooo getting on my nerves lately... Would you mind at all if I used some of the information you gathered for an event at my school?

Attila
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:iconpetraluna2:
PetraLuna2 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Absolutely. Please use whatever info you want to spread the word.
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Colbatros Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
So, first, we can't have nice stamps about female abuse awareness without a bunch of rabid feminazis ruining the party with their comments saying how cruel men are, and now we can't have nice stamps about male abuse awareness without a bunch of crazy misogynists saying that every woman on this Earth is a piece of garbage, is an insane bitch and that they should never be trusted.

Seriously? I'm starting to wonder if all of this is just pointless, and that we're wasting our time trying to spread awareness for these very important and serious causes.
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YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
....jesus.....so many female haters here... I'm female and I believe in those stamps, but here I read all those hate comments and lose faith in human and lose faith in humanity again.....

NOT ALL WOMEN AND NOT ALL MEN ARE THE FUCKING SAME!!!!!!!!!

guys that hates all women makes me want to vomit as much as girls that hates all men...the comments here are turning my stomach.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's sad to say that things like this do in fact attract a lot of misogyny. However, I say we take this as an opportunity to be better than the feminists. Let's spot the hate early on and do what we can to prevent it from taking seed.
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YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm afraid it'll always take seed.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's why we have to be vigilant.
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YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Vigilance won't suffice.

Since humans were given birth on this earth; battles and wars of different kind never ceased to rage on.

And I know there is no point into trying to convey all my understanding further to those who are bloody certain I am an enemy, so be it, let them think what they aspire to; it will not change who I really am and that both genders are fighting for this cause, like many other.

It nearly won't suffice, but it is a beginning, I know.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
At the very least, we can do our part to keep the misogynists out of this branch of the movement.
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YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As well as keeping misandrists out.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well that's a given.
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chronocrossfanboy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
I don't about your comments, women are not to be trusted.
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YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever man. To me, you're not to be trusted. I'm not about to point at all men like you do women.
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darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I may hate women but I do know there are some good ones out there just that I haven't known any.
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:iconyourdamocles:
YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant: meet good ones.
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:icondarklighteryphon:
darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I know.
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:iconyourdamocles:
YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you do...
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:icondarklighteryphon:
darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Only time will tell.
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grimm-cat Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It disturbs me that everybody is aware of female domestic abuse but not about male domestic abuse.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Disturbing yes, but it actually makes perfect sense once you realize who is giving the most public info on the subject [link]
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:icondarklighteryphon:
darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
this is why I am a misogynist and way I what to be gay, if this is how a woman is going to live her life then I want nothing to do with it.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, but misogyny or any sort of hate based on someone's physical characteristics cannot be tolerated in a human rights movement. Please stop.
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:icondarklighteryphon:
darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
As a limben the lives of my brothers matter more to me than any female life. I'm not apart of the human rights movement. I am here to stand up for my brothers.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Then do so without standing against the women who help.
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:icondarklighteryphon:
darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I can't make a promise I can't keep. If I see my brothers being hurt I try to stop it. I am who I am.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not saying stop. I'm saying to help men without hating women.
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darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
As long as the woman doesn't hurt a man first, than I won't hurt her. But that's all I can do, one of the reason I hate women is because a lot of them take life for granted and blame others for their own wrongs. If they stoped blaming other and take the blame themselves than maybe I'd like them more.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A lot of people are selfish like that. Its a human problem which should not be attributed exclusively to any one group.
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chronocrossfanboy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I think ALL women are abusers. No exception.
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:iconyourdamocles:
YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
come on, don't be like that....
it'd be so easy for me to write that all men are the same but I don't because it's not true! Therefore it's not true that all women are the same. I believe in those stamps and fight for them as well, but here I come and read so many hate comments on women, it's insane. Please don't fucking generalize, nobody should generalize like that.
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chronocrossfanboy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
About your signature: I'm against misandry, and ALL FOR MISOGYNY!
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YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice...
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:icondarklighteryphon:
darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I know that 99% of all women are going to hell, for being ungrateful to men and kind deeds.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was going to ask you to tone down the misogyny, but then I remembered this piece and I think its applicable to you [link]
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darklighteryphon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
That woman is a smart one, but what I said about 99% of women from first to last is true. The prophet who said it had nothing against women, in fact he elevated their status in their society. But when he said that they would be in hell more he said it as nice he could. And gave the reason way. It because they were ungrateful to people and their kind deeds. Not because they were women.
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It disgusts me that males are abused by females. I'm a fe myself, and I have a male friend who is afraid to date a female again because the last few he dated were abusive. The first slandered his reputation, and the second stole money from him. The things we do to each other...
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your friend is not alone. More and more men are waking up to their own experiences, or reading the ones you just wrote, and are simply dropping out of the game entirely.
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is the better alternative, and I support their respective decisions to do so.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Long live the herbivores! [link]
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:iconnightchildmoonchild:
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconheaddeskplz: Society, no matter which country you are from, please stop taking out your problems on someone who wishes to think/do differently from your expectations. You dug your own hole, now dig yourself out.

Thank you for sneding me that link. That was quite interesting to read.
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. It's pretty much the ultimate boycott where the men simply refuse to continue supporting a system which doesn't like them. Now if only we could get the majority of American men to also become herbivores.
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is unforunate, but perhaps what will instigate such a boycott in this country is this continuing of misandry, which is horrible in itself. No, there has to be a more positive cause, but what? Hmm...
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lordmep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's how things are looking, but what do you mean by "more positive cause?"
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