9 min read.Updated: 15 Nov 2014, 12:09 AM ISTAtiya Bose
Sexual abuse among boys is rampant across social and economic classes. Why have we failed to give them the vocabulary to identify and talk about it?
I was a cute child, I guess. When I got to school my older cousin took me aside. He said some older boys would come after me—for sex. “That’s how it works," he said. “It’s dangerous for new boys." He told me I had to make sure I was never alone. He said, “Don’t go to the toilet alone. Don’t let a senior boy call you out alone." He told me what places to avoid.
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