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Society will get the girl more

Participant 1: I think that it would be the same, whether it’s a male [survivor] or a female [survivor]; but I think that society will kind of get the girl more. Like, males often don’t talk about it, I guess, 'cause for them, society will judge them. It's a whole subject that involves pride, ego and everything. [...]
Participant 2: It's known for a male student to have, like, ego, or pride- as well as for a female student, but for the male students, it [sexual assault] may be harder to talk about. So talking about it is a good step forward, I don't know much about that, but I think they [men and women] should have different approaches.


  • Including male students across cultures in discussions of sexual violence, gender stereotypes, and stereotypes of masculinity.

  • Ensure all sexual violence prevention and response education and training opportunities actively deconstruct victim-blaming, rape myths and gender norms. Ensure these sessions take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual violence and supporting victim/survivors.