Would You Want To Meet One Of Your Rapists 25 Years Later

Real_Men When I saw a tweet earlier today from a blogging friend in regards to a new posting he had done I had no idea of what I was about to read, much less it was a personal account of a horrific part of his past.

I thought about writing something but decided not even though his blog is public as what he divulged is so personal. That is until just a short time before writing this I saw another tweet of how he received an email from another man proving that his posting is doing some good for men who are raped by other men.

The rape of men is oft not reported for a variety of reasons the least of which is shame and “who would believe it”. I’m not talking about boys being raped and assaulted by pedophiles but an adult man raping another adult man.

I can remember a made for TV movie in 1985 The Rape Of Richard Beck starring Richard Crenna which was one of the first movies to address the topic. Yes we hear about rape in prison among males, have seen it portrayed many times in movies and on TV including the award-winning HBO series Oz.

For many it’s such a taboo topic, and indeed thought, that this could and does actually happen it makes you wonder how many men, straight, gay or bi have lived in silence and who have not reported incidents to authorities.

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American Masters On PBS Profiles Philanthropist Mogul David Geffen

Last evening (Tuesday 11/20) I watched an excellent American Masters documentary about media mogul David Geffen.

Geffen as many know is one of the recording industry legends who brought us many recording artists and their music from Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Jackson Browne when he was their manager and then continued on with his own recording label Asylum Records which had among its stable of artists The Eagles, Bob Dylan and Linda Ronstadt.

In 1972 Geffen sold Asylum Records to Warner Communications which merge it with Warner’s Electra Records which he ran until he left in 1975 to be vice-chairman of Warner Brothers Studios. That move as told in the documentary proved to be a lackluster debut in the film industry in that Geffen didn’t know (or refused to play) the Hollywood game of studio politics.

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