CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 21,22,23 & 24

  • Systematic Categorization of Crimes – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-fz
  • CSAAM 2012: The Forest of Dark by chocoholicbookworm http://wp.me/p1pP52-mc
  • Societal Conditioning – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-fB
  • No Penetration Please by Ipsita Banerjee http://wp.me/p1pP52-m9
  • Indian Child Abusers – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-fD
  • Sexualization of Children by Vidyut http://wp.me/p1pP52-nh
  • Today we will tweet links to resources, support groups and healing for CSA victims and affected families. #CSAAM
  • Visit http://www.stopitnow.org for for information, help and resources. #CSAAM
  • Be A Flintstone! by Harish Iyer http://wp.me/p1pP52-nm
  • For male survivors of CSA, visit http://www.malesurvivor.org for through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.
  • A list of resources from the US Government..http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/programs/types/sexualabuse.cfm
  • CSA in the News | 23rd April http://wp.me/p1pP52-nj
  • In India, http://www.supportrahi.com works with CSA and incest victims. #CSAAM
  • Resources and links from http://www.oprah.com. http://bit.ly/gBVdSC #CSAAM
  • A video – Fact File on CSA Awareness http://wp.me/p1pP52-lp
  • Arpan is a registered organization based in Mumbai to Prevent the occurrence of CSA & heal those affected. http://bit.ly/I47MSX
  • Here is a 2009 petition from Elaan to understand the issues governing CSA laws in India…. http://bit.ly/I484cz
  • Another website for CSA awareness…http://standupagainstviolence.org/child-sexual-abuse.html
  • CHILD Protection & Child Rights from http://Childline.org: http://bit.ly/I48obo
  • Law’s on CSA from http://karmayog.org: http://www.karmayog.org/childsexabuse/childsexabuse_3301.htm
  • Body Safety Skills For Kids by Jayneen Sanders http://wp.me/p1pP52-mj
  • Nobody is above any “evil” – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-fH
  • Child Abuse is Closer to us than we think – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-fF
  • The tweets today will be on the topic of boys being the targets of CSA. #CSAAM
  • The aim being to dispel the widespread myth that boys are not at risk, and only girls need to be watched over. #CSAAM
  • The information in the following tweets is taken from http://www.betrayedboys.com/ #CSAAM
  • It is estimated that 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday and less than 10% will ever report it. #CSAAM
  • A cultural bias maintains that males cannot be victims, males are expected to be confident, knowledgeable, and aggressive. #CSAAM
  • There has been a stigma attached to men who have been abused which has led to many men living with what happened to them, without support.
  • To be a CSA victim means one is an “inadequate male”. (according to social perception) #CSAAM
  • If the boy’s body has responded sexually he feels he is somehow responsible for the sexual abuse. #CSAAM
  • Male victims of sexual abuse struggle with issues of homosexuality as most offenders are male. #CSAAM
    • If a boy has a homosexual orientation, he is blamed for the “seduction” of the older male, instead of being acknowledged as a CSA victim.
  • Very important: Molestation by an older female is often viewed positively as a kind of “initiation rite” into manhood not CSA. #CSAAM
  • Male victims of sexual abuse, more than female victims, may fear loss of freedom & independence if the sexual abuse should be made public.
  • A video – Psychologist Speak on CSA Awareness http://wp.me/p1pP52-lz
  • When boys are victimised, they tend to be blamed more for their abuse and are viewed as less in need of care and support. #CSAAM
  • Boys fear negative judgement by family and friends. Embarrassment and/or confusion prevent male victims of sexual abuse from disclosing.
  • CSA In The News – April 24 http://wp.me/p1pP52-nE
  • The following tweets have been sourced from http://www.theviproom.com #CSAAM
  • Our culture provides no room for a man as a victim. Men are simply not supposed to be victimized. #CSAAM
  • The survivor may set himself up as a: Perpetrator – He feels that he must achieve power so as to avoid further victimization. #CSAAM
  • CSA Survivor Story – 5 – The Victim as Protector http://wp.me/p1pP52-gX
  • Victim – Once again, the survivor feels that the only options to men are the roles of victim and perpetrators. #CSAAM
  • Never a Hero to Me Review by WordsnDreamz http://wp.me/p1pP52-nH
  • Protector – Feeling that children are in constant danger, many male survivors deal with their abuse by taking on the role of protector.
  • Save Kids : Sensitize them about Good Touch & Bad Touch by Munish Sharma http://wp.me/p1pP52-ms
  • Male survivors of CSA often deal with confusion about their sexuality. The abuse is seen as an act of sexual passion instead of a violation
  • Questions about their sexuality often centers on the issue of their sexual orientation since most of the perpetrators are men. #CSAAM
  • Questions about their sexuality often centers on the issue of their sexual orientation since most of the perpetrators are men. #CSAAM
  • This concern can lead to sexual “performance anxiety” or promiscuous behavior in an attempt to “prove his Manhood.” #CSAAM
  • If they enjoyed any part of the abuse they see it as further confirmation of their shortcomings-they have failed as human beings and as men.
  • The following tweets have been sourced from http://apt.rcpsych.org #CSAAM
  • Male children account for 25% of all victims of CSA (Rogers & Terry, 1984) but there is considerable variation in the figures presented.
  • Being a potential target of homosexual abuse also increases the likelihood of male victims not seeking help. #CSAAM