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Middle Eastern Male

Female students are more targetted

Unfortunately, in today’s world, I do know by numbers that female students, in general, are more targeted for sexual assault than male students.[...] So, anything that the Student Centre or SMU staff puts out for sexual assault could be targeted towards female students more than men. Not saying that males [don't deal] with sexual assault; and I do know that it is quite possible for men to be assaulted each day in the world and in our country.


  • Including male students across cultures in discussions of sexual violence, gender stereotypes, and stereotypes of masculinity.

  • Ensure all sexual violence prevention and response education and training opportunities actively deconstruct victim-blaming, rape myths and gender norms. Ensure these sessions take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual violence and supporting victim/survivors.

  • In education and awareness campaigns, highlight the fact that a significant percentage of men have experienced sexual violence in their lives.