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Seven Tips To Help Men Speak Out in Support of #MeToo

February 28, 2018 | BY Michael Kasdan, Director of Special Projects, The Good Men Project and Lisa B. Winjum, Vice President of External Affairs, Joyful Heart Foundation | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

At the Golden Globe Awards last month, the #MeToo movement and TIME’S UP initiative took center stage. In a visually stunning show of solidarity, attendees—both women and men —wore black eveningwear and “Time’s Up” pins. But while nearly every woman who accepted an award spoke out in support of survivors in all industries, expressed their gratitude for the silence breakers, and called for change, not one man mentioned the #MeToo or TIME’S UP movements in their acceptance speeches. Not one.

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Anthony Edwards Discloses His Own Sexual Assault Story

November 10, 2017
Dan Seitz

Anthony Edwards, best known for his work on ER and in Top Gun, has been working to discuss male victims of sexual assault for a long time, working with groups like Joyful Heart to raise awareness that sexual assault is a problem for everyone. Edwards recently took to Medium, however, to lay bare the personal impetus behind this: That he’s a survivor of sexual assault as well.

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1in6 Thursday: Becoming a Village

We’ve heard it takes a village to raise a child. In a way, these men, by connecting with each other, are recreating the network of support and nurturance idealized in the image of that protective village, which for so many men was unavailable in their own childhoods
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1in6 Thursday: Hope for the Holidays

I realize now I’d been unknowingly recovering for years before I acknowledged to myself that the unwanted sexual interactions I’d had with my parish priest were abusive.
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1in6 Thursday: It Happens to Boys

June 4, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Creating Safe Places to Talk about Childhood Sexual Abuse

Speaking about sexual abuse is not a popular subject matter: some people cringe when I ask if we can speak to their organization.

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1in6 Thursday: "I just need to tell someone…"

April 23, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
At the beginning, it seems like an impossibly long journey. But as so many men have learned, the goal is reachable and the journey is well worth making.
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1in6 Thursday: Just the Facts, Man. Busting Myths about Men and Sexual Abuse

I learned long ago that repeating myths in an attempt to dispel them actually has the opposite effect. So here they are—just the facts about male sexual abuse.
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1in6 Thursday: Will You Be Watching the Super Bowl?

If the audience for Super Bowl XLIX is anything like 2014, among those watching the "big game" could be as many as nine and a half million men who had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
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1in6 Thursday: The Emotional Painbody, Part 2

An old emotional pain living inside you—an accumulation of painful life experience that was not fully faced and accepted in the moment it arose—leaves behind an energy form of emotional pain called the painbody.
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1in6 Thursday: Celebrating 8 Years of Service

Our careful nurturance of key partnerships has helped make it possible to inspire increased services to support men who had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood to live healthier, happier lives.
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