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From their blog: "Cambodia: Debunking myths about sexual violence against children" http://blogs.unicef.org/2014/10/30/cambodia-debunking-myths-about-sexual-violence-against-children/
- "[I]n Cambodia it does not happen to girls and women only: boys too are victims of sexual violence and we need to protect and help them."
- "Violence against boys is real and is happening — now. There is an urgent need to talk about the issue and take action. Why? Because violence against boys is still considered a taboo, which needs breaking. And, most importantly, because by understanding and changing the cultural and social norms that support violence against boys, we can challenge the status quo and make violence against all children entirely preventable."
The site lists a number of (so-called "myths").
From the "myth" Foreigners and/or homosexuals are primarily responsible for sexual violence
- "It is important that sexual abuse is primarily about abuse of power and a desire to control, humiliate and subjugate the victim and not sexuality — research reveals that the vast majority of those who abuse boys are not homosexual at all. Perpetuating these myths can result in us not protecting boys from many of those likely to abuse them."
This is exactly the real myth that certain feminists have repeated so often that now most people accept it as the truth, without ever questioning it.
The blog entry makes other equally fallacious claims, as well.
- Sexual violence
- Myths about pedophiles
- Pedophilia - Is pedophilia violent?
- Pedophilia - FAQ
- Rape narrative
- Child sexuality
- Anti-pedo advocacy and BoyWiki
- The blog from which the quotes were taken: