Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Addressing male sexual violence

Violence against women is a widespread social problem. Yet, for the most part, society has failed to pay heed to the overwhelming maleness of violence.

A year ago, the Steubenville case in Ohio saw an intoxicated female teenager being sexually assaulted at a party and laughed at on a video which went viral.

Incidents like this bring into focus issues which need to be embedded in children's psyches – issues such as rape, bullying and depression, which can ruin the lives of teenagers, who should be allowed to develop as contented and ethical young adults.

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