November 07, 2005
Laveranues Coles - a survivor of sexual abuse
I say a big "Thank You" to Laveranues Coles !!
This is very helpful to male survivors of sexual abuse. Having a male come forward who has proven himself in a "macho" sport (and is admired by millions as a football star) gives men more freedom to let others know that they have been abused.
Abuse is tough on us girls - very tough. But I think it is even tougher on men. It's okay for us girls to cry and show emotion and people give sympathy. But it must be many times harder for men to speak up about this.
Having Laveranues come forward will be a huge breakthrough for many men.
Thank you, Laveranues !!