The film looks at the taboos and stereotypes that haunt male survivors, as well as issues surrounding masculinity that keeps men from coming forward. McNeal highlights the similarities between male and female survivors. For both groups, the guilt and shame that follows sexual assault, as well as the traumatic experiences that victims go through after the assault, stay the same.
However, despite the similarities, men are often neglected in this conversation, and in Japan male rape is not even legally recognised.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE BASED ON GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR RACE.
We hope you will join us in highlighting this issue in Japan.
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