Despite the increasingly positive response to the women of the world who are speaking up and the unending support and encouragement from fellow victims, the momentum has hushed the voices of men who have been victims of sexual violence themselves.
I do not believe in blindly believing just anyone, but I do believe that not believing survivors enforces rape culture where survivors are shamed and perpetrators are not held accountable.
Statistically, our justice system has a tendency to believe men who deny rape or sexual assault allegations — even when we shouldn’t.
As a woman, it is honestly a bit insulting to me that if I accused a man of sexual assault I would be believed so readily because of my gender.”
by Shelby Harding I have written many articles over the past few years regarding self-confidence, self-respect and standing up for oneself. Most recently, I wrote an article about how harassment and crime is handled at Whitworth and an explanation of Federal Laws for students to know their rights. When writing any of these articles, I…