The Duct Tape Project
“Men and boys can be assaulted and raped by women. It’s not related to masculinity”
Either gender can be assaulted by either gender. People tend to think that it is not possible for males to be assaulted by females. This is not true. And it doesn’t make the victim any less of a man for it before the assault or afterwards.
Too many people forget that males can also be raped. It’s not just females who get abused and/or raped. Males do as well. This needs to change. Just because a male gets raped, it doesn’t make him any less deserving of help than if it was a female who was raped by a male. It can go the other way round.
People’s general attitude towards men being sexually assaulted is “lol” and “well that doesn’t sound like a problem!” This attitude contributes towards men feeling emasculated and it needs to stop.
I’m glad that people didn’t just go “lol did you like it?” when it happened to me.
This needs to be circulated more.
This is a serious and valid topic of discussion, but I just want to ask—why is blue so prominent in this ad? Is there some color symbolism that I’m missing?
Yes, there is. The color for Sexual Assault Awareness is teal. It’s actually just a coincidence that the model is wearing similar colors. However, I used blue tape because it was what I had, and it was close to teal. Closer than silver anyway. The lettering for the project is always teal as well. In later pictures, you’ll see that I purchased teal/light blue duct tape to go along with the project better. Hope that helped your question! Thanks for reblogging =)