After Buzzfeed featured a one-sided female-only victim montage of heartbreaking photos of female sexual assault and rape survivors, people like me complained that the montage unacceptably fueled stereotypes that rape/ sexual assault is a gender crime when it is NOT by failing to feature males as half of the survivors. Women rape and sexually abuse men, women and children. Boys and men are and have been since ancient times, equal victims of sexual tortures, rapes and sexual assault. Finally some voice for the silenced victims.
These are heartbreaking and very sad; it is also heartbreaking and sad that they failed to include any male victims of sexual assault. The montage further reenforces the false stereotype that sexual assault is a gender crime when it is not.