Empowering Male Victims of Sexual Assault and Harassment

We've worked hard to empower and support female victims of sexual assault and harassment. Now it's time to support male victims too.
Valley Self-Defense
June 15, 2023
Empowering Male Victims of Sexual Assault and Harassment

In a world where the discussion of sexual assault and harassment is becoming increasingly prevalent, it's important to recognize that men are also victims to these heinous acts. This blog post aims to empower male victims of sexual assault and harassment by discussing self-defense techniques, emphasizing emotional well-being, and providing resources for support.

Understanding the issue:

While the focus of the conversation is often on women, men are not immune to sexual assault and harassment. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 25 men report experiencing some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. It's crucial to understand that men can be victims too and that their experiences are valid and deserving of attention and support.

Physical self-defense techniques:

While it's important to remember that you should never feel obligated to fight back during an assault, knowing self-defense techniques can provide a sense of empowerment and safety. Here are a few basic techniques to consider:

Emotional well-being:

The emotional impact of sexual assault and harassment can have lifelong repercussions. It's important to prioritize your emotional well-being and seek support when needed. Here are some tips for coping:

Resources for support:

There are resources available to you if you are a male victim of sexual assault and harassment. Some organizations that can provide assistance include:

Male victims of sexual assault and harassment deserve the same support, empathy, and resources as any other victim. By educating yourself about self-defense techniques, prioritizing emotional well-being, and utilizing available resources, you can empower yourself and take control of your healing journey. Remember, you are not alone, and your experiences are valid.

Over time, we've found a handful of tips to can help people cope with panic during class. You can use them with self-defense or in any part of your life where you experience panic attacks and anxiety.

Krav Maga near me? There is! If you're looking for a Krav Maga class near you, Valley Self-Defense is a proud member of the International Krav Maga Federation with schools located across the United States. To find a school near you, visit the IKMF USA website.

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