To my fellow victim advocates: if you plan on talking about sexual violence against a particular group of victims, do not under any circumstances use another group of victims how much worse the first has it. In other words, do not do this:
The ad reads:
“I stand united against rape because when I was Raped at 6yrs old, I wasn’t asking for it, wasn’t drunk, and wasn’t dressed seductively. (What would you say of me if I were a woman?) You’re fooling yourself if you believe rape is a respecter of color, creed, religion or sex. It’s inexcusable, deplorable and far from a victimless crime.” ~ B.
I get the point of the ad. It is meant to show solidarity for female victims. However, the way it is written implies that men and boys face no stigmas or insults, no judgments or expectations when they are raped. That is far from true.
But worse, it uses a male survivor to make a point about how bad female survivors have it. That is pretty low even for a feminist group. There is simply no reason for this, and I would hope that UnitedWomen would be embarrassed, but I doubt they have the dignity and integrity for that.