Link – Dennis Hastert’s alleged victims kept silent about being molested as boys. Here’s why.

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It’s the silence that traps them, encasing them in shame, self-loathing and sometimes fear.
The millions of American men who were molested when they were children — a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study estimates that it could be as high as 1 in every 6 men — hide what happened to them for years. They tell no one. But every so often, something happens to crack the silence.

This is wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG! Too many male survivors are not getting the help and healing that is necessary because we continue to look at boys who were sexually abused as somehow weak and not as worthy of our sympathy.

It needs to stop, and the more male survivors can tell our stories, the better.

Dennis Hastert’s alleged victims kept silent about being molested as boys. Here’s why.

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