#BoysToo

Me Too Movement

You are not alone.

I had several of my middle aged male friends over for supper recently.

We have good conversations … what books we are reading, music, exhibitions etc. The state of politics, spirituality sometimes.

“#MeToo” came up, fully expecting to be shot down in friendly ridicule, I said there ought to be a “#BoysToo” hashtag.

The room went quiet for a moment, then one by one every man at the table said he’d been sexually abused as a child.

None of us had mentioned any of this to each other before. Most of us had probably never talked about it before, we did not talk about it much that night but we all were shocked at the prevalence.

Typically the culprits were adult men of responsibility, teachers and coaches.

I have never been able to forgive the men who abused me.

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