This blog post explores some of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual effects of sexual assault on male survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Although the percentage of female survivors of MST is greater than the percentage of male survivors, the number of men who have sustained this trauma far exceeds the number of female survivors, since the veteran … Continue reading In the Viper Pit: Male Rape and Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
Here we go: Pittsburgh's Going to the Superbowl. Thanks to William Gay. His touchdown in the last game cinched a tense, drawn-out conflict. The cornerback also tops the list of Rising Sports Stars to watch in February, 2011. When Mr. Gay was eight years old, his stepfather murdered his mother. Although his grief and … Continue reading Rising Steelers Star William Gay, On Intimate Partner Violence
The people in this cartoon are "doing gender." What does this mean? What is gender? Gender is an embodied social program, an ideological construction of the body that we do not simply perform in language and gesture, but also inhabit and experience somatically (from the Greek, soma), in the body . Gender is durable, although not inevitable, … Continue reading What is Gender?
The commonplace that men who rape women are misogynists bears repeating. A recent study by psychologist David Lisak shows that college rapists are overwhelmingly repeat offenders (9 out of 10) who deliberately seek out vulnerable women, especially women who have been drinking.