All Survivors Have the Right to Heal: A #Metoomen Content Analysis

Lindsey G. Hawkins, Natira Mullet, Cameron C. Brown, Dane Eggleston, Julie Gardenhire

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Abstract

While similarities exist between male and female survivors of sexual assault, unique barriers often prohibit males from speaking out about their experiences. The me too hashtag was created in an effort to end rape culture. Shortly after the me too hashtag began gaining popularity on social media sites, the me too men hashtag surfaced as men were not receiving recognition for their experiences of sexual assault. This study involved a content analysis of 379 public tweets that used the me too men hashtag. The current study provides a greater understanding and awareness of male sexual assault victims’ experiences on social media. Implications for both clinical work and future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-99
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Feminist Family Therapy
Volume31
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019

Keywords

  • Sexual assault
  • male survivors
  • rape myths
  • societal responses

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