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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Violence Awareness & Response Program

For Men

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/varp/men/

 

Men are abused and sexually assaulted too. The need to deny the existence of male abuse and sexual assault is still strong. It is partly rooted in the mistaken belief that men are immune to being victimized, that a man should be able to fight off any attacker if he is a "real man." These pervasive beliefs about masculinity lead to an increased risk for survivors getting depressed, getting into trouble at work, getting physically hurt, or developing alcohol and drug problems.

This section provides support and information for men who are victims or survivors of violence and sexual assault.

There is also a section about what men can do to prevent violence.

If you have been sexually assaulted, please refer to the Help for survivors link.