We need to create a safe and open space where stereotypes of toxic masculinity are shattered, where male victims don’t feel ashamed of such incidents. The cultural incapability of understanding male child sexual abuse is deeply rooted. When I was a child, my uncle used to force my hand to touch his private parts and I could never gather the courage to open to my family about it, as I was shamed, terrified and was feeling disgusted. Therefore, we need to talk openly about it and avoid gender stereotyping.
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