10-18-2017 08:49 PM
Wow @Ben-RO and @Ngaio-RO, I'm shocked about that hashtag!! I really didn't think it would be for men to admit their behaviour! Wow. That's blown my mind! Can't men let women have this without taking it over - particularly with men kinda being given grace for what they have done!
Maybe it was #whatcanIchange. I saw something like it but thought it would be for men who've been assaulted. I'm with you @Ben-RO. Very bad timing!!
10-18-2017 08:54 PM
It's something that i find pretty frustrating. So many guys are missing the emotional intelligence they need to see that whole conversation as a bad idea. I think that's something that i hope changes, i wonder how we do it? How do we build some serious emotional intelligence in our young men?
10-18-2017 08:58 PM
I have to agree with you @Ben-RO, I think the space should be for survivors, not perpetrators. Survivors may not use the space if they are mixing with perpetrators, or it could result in conflict in the forum.
As a survivor I think this is a very easy way for perpetrators to brag or minimise what they've done. It's a bit of a kick in the face really.
10-18-2017 08:58 PM
It's a really tough question @Ben-RO and I'm sure there are lots of answers.
Something I've seen that struck a chord with me is this conversation about shifting the language so it becomes 'men rape' rather than 'women are raped' that sort of thing.
Putting the emphasis back on the perpetrator is a good starting point.
What do you guys think?
And then we'll wrap up.
10-18-2017 09:00 PM
Agreed, and then i just want it all to stop happening.
10-18-2017 09:01 PM
10-18-2017 09:07 PM
And @Ngaio-RO, yes, I think putting the emphasis on the perpetrator is a great start. It shifts it from being a problem of the survivor to a problem of the person responsible.
A really interesting and emotional topic, thank you so much @Ben-RO and @Ngaio-RO for starting the conversation.
10-18-2017 09:09 PM
Thank you so much for having me along for the chat everyone! A Youth Mod or two might pop on and share their thoughts a bit later, so keep an eye out!
Night night to you and yours!
10-18-2017 09:12 PM
Thanks again @Ben-RO! I'll check back later, I'm interested to hear the Youth Mod's thoughts as well.
Nigh nigh everyone!
10-18-2017 09:15 PM
Thank you so much, both of you. Small group but such an interesting topic.
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