I was reading a thread at Facebook on this very topic, and one of the commenters — a professional friend of long standing, one very well known in my career circle— actually said, “No, men arent psrt of this because they can handle it, and we cant.”
When my jaw got off the floor, I proceeded to rip her a new one for such an insensitive and callous remark. If there were responses, I didnt bother: I cant keep someone as a friend who thinks that way.
Yes, I realize the overwhelming number of assaults are on women. Yes, I know we need to rethink this whole rape culture in which we live. But to just casually dismiss victims who dont fit your current agenda because it’s “your turn”?