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.