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As Another Accusation Bites the Dust, Columbia Rape Saga Takes New Turn — This week’s graduation at Columbia University caps the bizarre, often sordid saga involving the two most famous members of the Class of 2015: Emma Sulkowicz, the activist who protested the school’s alleged mishandling of her alleged rape by carrying a mattress around campus, and Jean-Paul Nungesser, the German scholarship student she accuses of raping her.

Boys and men are also survivors of sexual abuse — A recent televised interview by veteran journalist Barbara Walters of “20/20” did a huge disservice to male victims of sexual abuse. Throughout the interview with Mary Kay Letourneau and her now-husband, Walters repeatedly referred to the child rape as a “relationship” and an “affair.”

Florida lags in complying with national standards on prison rape — Epidemic. That’s a good word to describe Florida when it comes to sexual crimes perpetrated on inmates behind bars. And although we’ve been concentrating on Jacksonville’s jail, the statewide prison system is perhaps more dangerous for inmates. It has, for example, the dubious distinction of tying with Texas for having the most prisons with high rates of staff sexual misconduct and inmate-on-inmate sexual abuse, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Male sex abuse survivor speaks out — Brian O’Leary never looked into his abuser’s eyes during the act, except for once—the time he was violently raped. Mostly, the youth would be face down, his head buried in the chenille bedspread to “make the time go quicker” while he was being violated. It happened often in the home of a trusted family friend, according to O’Leary, who suffered in shame and silence for two decades after the abuse.

Male Victims of Sexual Violence Struggle for Voice — A recent spate of cases of alleged sexual abuse of boys, several involving directors of child welfare NGOs, has drawn renewed attention to the prevalence of such crimes in Cambodia. Yet the male victims of such abuse remain shut out from support services due a perception that only women and girls can be victims of sexual violence, experts said this week.

New group tells men they matter — Rocky is moving towards a much better place. His first big step forward was finding the courage to participate in the Phase One of Men Matter, a 10-week program that is aimed at increasing knowledge of the impacts of abuse and expanding coping skills. As a child, Rocky (not his real name, just one he likes), was abused — repeatedly, over several years — by his father’s male drinking buddy. In hindsight, he is able to tally the tremendous harm resulting from that sexual abuse.

Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury kept ‘well’ boy on as patient to abuse him — Myles Bradbury has lodged an appeal against a 22-year jail sentence imposed last December. He admitted abusing 18 children at Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge between 2009 and 2013. The mother of the 11-year-old abused when he was kept on as a patient told the BBC Bradbury should never be freed. Bradbury, 41, from Herringswell in Suffolk, was jailed at Cambridge Crown Court for sexual assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images.

Police rescue boys from clutches of Leeds paedophile — Alan Chater, 65, was dragged from his car and handcuffed by officers who rescued the youngsters after becoming suspicious when they spotted the pensioner in his vehicle with the boys. Chater had forced the youngsters into his car as they played in a street in Armley, Leeds, on February 4 this year. A court heard one of the victims, aged 11, feared who was going to be killed as Chater drove off with him and his nine-year-old friend.

The Problem With the Backlash to the Game of Thrones Rape Scene — Those incensed by the fictional rape of Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones Sunday night include not only critics and ordinary viewers speaking out in social media, but at least one national politician: Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, slammed it as “disgusting” and “unacceptable” and said she was “done” with the show. The feminist “geek culture” website The Mary Sue also declared Sansa’s rape the last straw and pulled the plug on Game of Thrones promotion.

Woman sentenced to 20 years for sexual assault of 14-year-old boy — A Lubbock judge on Tuesday sentenced a 29-year-old woman to 20 years in prison after she admitted in court to sexually abusing her boyfriend’s 14-year-old son in 2011. Lacy McCauley entered a guilty plea in the 137th District Court to a lesser-included charge of sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony. A grand jury initially indicted her for aggravated sexual assault of a child, which is a first-degree felony.

Yes, ethnic minority ‘feminists’ can be racist and sexist — By now, we’ve all heard of the name ‘Bahar Mustafa’ – the “Diversity Officer” of a British university who infamously banned white people and men from attending a so-called “anti-racism” event. Mustafa defended her racist and sexist attitude by claiming she can be neither racist nor sexist because of her “ethnic minority” status.

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