Boys Don’t Cry – Deepa Ranganathan

A male victim of child sex abuse is burdened, not only by the abuse and everything that it brings, but also by being a ‘victim’ – a position traditionally reserved for women. Anuja Gupta, founder and executive director of the RAHI (Recovering and Healing from Incest) Foundation, New Delhi, explains it further. “Traditionally, in a society like ours, men are not supposed to be victims; men are supposed to be aggressors. When men are victimized, they get confused about their masculinity and that causes a lot of problems when they grow as adults in terms of self esteem and self-confidence.”

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