I’m a guy (22). I’ve been sexually assaulted. And living on a college campus I’ve certainly been coerced into having sex went I didn’t want to. Never has it crossed my mind to consider myself a “survivor”. I think the term is appropriate for survivors of rape, because it’s such an awful, vile, and dangerous act. But for sexual assault? Which could be something like a guy/girl grabbing someone else’s ass, I don’t think it’s appropriate. In my opinion, it’s kind of narcissistic.

I know not all sexual assault is just ass grabbing, or inappropriate comments, or just unsolicited touching in general. I know sometimes it probably has dangerous context with it. But I just don’t think it’s appropriate for someone who has their shoulder stroked, or butt grabbed to take on the title of “survivor”.


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