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Media: Men Who are Sexually Assaulted Face Struggles Tied to Ideas of Masculinity

The Boston Globe published a follow up to their report on the four men who said Bryon Hefner—husband of Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg—sexually assaulted them. In the follow up, the Globe interviewed BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella on how traditional masculinity can complicate healing from sexual trauma for male survivors.

Excerpt: “Just because these are men, expecting them to have some ability to be less than human is really part of the problem,” said Scaramella, of the [Boston Area] Rape Crisis Center. “We should be thinking, ‘Wow, that must have been really something to go through, I hope they’re getting the support they deserve.’”

Read the full article, "Men who are sexually assaulted face struggles tied to ideas of masculinity," online at the Boston Globe website

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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