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Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A long overdue book by a psychologist who has extensive clinical experience treating male victims of child sexual abuse, it explodes the myth that sexual abuse of male children is rare, or that the consequences are less serious than for girls. Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting revovery. With personal case hi ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 25th 1991 by Ballantine Books (first published 1989)
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Wendy Reiersen
Boys and men can be victims too, but they often have a harder time getting treatment or even being taken seriously. Most of this book applies to anyone who has been victimized.

Although the focus of this book is healing for a specific group of unrecognized victims, we are more alike than different. Emotional abuse is perhaps the most damaging part of any abuse. Perhaps the most hurtful thing for these boys (now men) is that nobody recognized that they were being hurt, or that it mattered, or did
Louis Arata
I read this book about 20 years ago, as research for a novel. A lot of the content has stayed with me, particularly the personal stories. At the time the book was written (1990), it appears that this subject matter was still unfamiliar, but with evidence of abuse within the Catholic Church and with the story of Jerry Sandusky, it looks like our society has started to acknowledge the prevalence of males as victims of abuse. I think the author, Mic Hunter, does a good job addressing the range of e ...more
I'm only at the end of Chapter 3 - I have to take some "recovery days" after each chapter. I'm in the position of knowing many survivors, both male and female, of child sexual abuse perpetrated by both males and females. While I'm not a survivor myself, my life has been deeply affected by the experience of survivors.

So far the book has shed a lot of light on what I intuited, but felt crazy for intuiting. I keep looking at the anti-porn feminist lens of Andrea Dworkin, et al., and thinking that,
One of the first to begin telling the truth about, and admitting that, childhood sexual abuse extended beyond females. I am personally of the opinion that the sexual abuse of males is highly under reported. Primarily, because this culture shames men in its own unique way.

At its best the culture feels that abused females are to be accepted as the victims they were under the abuser. For males it is shameful to be sexually abused by other males for what, I believe, are mostly biological reasons rel
A difficult read, this has been one that I have picked up and put back down several times.
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Dr. Mic Hunter holds Minnesota licenses as a Psychologist, and Marriage and Family Therapist. He has been sought out by the print and broadcast media for interviews over 150 times including Oprah, CNN, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has spoken to mental health professionals and the general public over 300 times in America, Mexico, Mongolia, and England. He has presented at the ...more
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