Heteropatriarchy and Child Sexual Abuse : Contemplating Profeminist Practice with Men Victim-Survivors

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Sharma, A. and Wheeler, A.. (2024). Heteropatriarchy and Child Sexual Abuse : Contemplating Profeminist Practice with Men Victim-Survivors. In In Noble, Carolyn, Rasool, Shahana, Harms-Smith, Linda, Muñoz-Arce, Gianinna and Baines, Donna (Ed.). The Routledge International Handbook of Feminisms in Social Work pp. 440-450 Routledge.
AuthorsSharma, A. and Wheeler, A.
EditorsNoble, Carolyn, Rasool, Shahana, Harms-Smith, Linda, Muñoz-Arce, Gianinna and Baines, Donna
Abstract

There is a growing recognition within research literature on child sexual abuse (CSA) globally that the experiences of men and boy victim-survivors are profoundly gendered and steeped in oppressive structures of Patriarchy and heteronormativity. Despite this growing awareness, there is little guidance on (pro)feminist social work practice with men victim-survivors in ways that create opportunities for men victim-survivors to address their abuse experiences and challenge heteropatriarchy through developing profeminist subject positions. The transformative potential of such opportunities can only be realized if these practices are attentive to the Intersectionality of power and oppression, particularly in relation to making whiteness visible and addressing racism. In this chapter, the authors propose some initial thoughts on the topic of profeminism as a constructive space for social work practice with men victim-survivors of CSA. Some potential challenges that accompany these ideas are also discussed.

KeywordsHealth; Social Care
Page range440-450
Year2024
Book titleThe Routledge International Handbook of Feminisms in Social Work
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationUnited States
Edition1
ISBN9781032327600
Web address (URL)https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003317371-44/heteropatriarchy-child-sexual-abuse-alankaar-sharma-amelia-wheeler
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Deposited30 May 2024
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© 2024 selection and editorial matter, Carolyn Noble, Shahana Rasool, Linda Harms-Smith, Gianinna Munoz-Arce and Donna Baines; individual chapters, Alankaar Sharma and Amelia Wheeler.

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