Proof of Impact

Since we do awareness work the only way to really gauge our results is by the comments people leave us.

You too can help us show our impact by adding your own comments in our Guestbook.

Archived and Email Comments from 2009 to NOW

“Hello. I would like to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude for your work on MAA. I was abused as a child and young adult and I can’t find the words to tell you how much your highlighting this problem means to me.
When I watched your videos where you have women my age and younger say that it’s OK to ask for help and that you’re still a man even if you’ve been abused, I was overwhelmed by emotions and had to pause several times because I’ve never seen anything like it before.  Those videos meant more to me than years of reading books and reports, because I am still very ashamed about what happened and I often feel like a failed guy. I wish you all the luck in the world.”
Richard said: September 3rd, 2014 12:45 am

This is a message for men to understand that women no different than men have learning disabilities and their behavior is based on their inadequacies no different than when men want to dominate women because we as men also have learning disabilities.  I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child and now that I am 48.  I know I will never have a girlfriend or be married or have kids because being diagnosed with something that is INVISIBLE — ADHD — I am victim of strange category — the abuse of the system which screwed up my education.  Women abuse men because they unaware of their INVISIBLE DISABILITY whether it is ADHD, ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism: women abuse men because they won’t admit to themselves they don’t want or need help: ANGER ISSUES often occurs when people with invisible issues frustrate them.  Men should be aware INVISIBLE DISABILITIES are a key issue in women no different than men.  And men do often will cover up their own invisible disabilities by taking on the STRONG-MAN MASK no different than women will: psychology 101 — If a person is weak in one area, violence will solve the issue — be strong — be tough — don’t take crap — but we live on a planet of -7- billion people and everyone has invisible disabilities.  Men and women should no understand their own weaknesses and often it come down to INVISIBLE DISABILITIES neither sex wish to discuss for feelings of weakness.
C. Crawford said: May 13, 2015 at 8:24

Thank you for sharing this info you guys just helped one you boy to understand that he is not alone …..
He come few days ago for visit on our animal rescue farm and I can tell that he has been abused so I show him your page. Today he smiled for first time in long time.
Thanks again. Keep up good work!
Jasper Tapen said: Jul y 11th, 2014 2:42 pm

Males, gay or straight deserve as much protection as children and adult women. The perception is biased. Even the authorities in my country discriminate because we are adults and males. Gays suffer an awful lot in my country, they’re lynched and treated as 2nd citizens. I’m disappointed at the gender bias for both straight males and gays. There should be a masculinist group (for straight and gay males). We get hurt too.
Amado Aparentado said: January 3rd, 2014 12:45 am

After 43 years I come out and I had a talk with my Family about my RAPE at 11 & Thanks to my Psychotherapy Dr. Zoya Simakhodskaya Ph.D. who give me strength to come out.
Frank M Audino said: December 3rd, 2013 9:41 am

Thanks for this valuable resource. I will be using your website as a referral resource in my ministry.  Barbara, Crisis Response Chaplain, former secular victims advocate, CRM-J undergrad.
Barbara Daugherty said: September 12th, 2013 11:04 am

Always supporting all those who expose this massive problem of “Child Abuse” in our communities, from all your friends at Thank you.(Please Like).
David Marsh said: June 3rd, 2013 11:47 am

How do I report/get help on behalf of someone else (my son)? Jon
Jon said: March 23rd, 2013 7:27 am

How do I report/get help on behalf of someone else (my son)? Jon
Evan 3/17/2013 5:17:53 PM (GMT)

I’m a sexual abuse survivor. Thanks for this resource. I’m also working on a daily recovery blog based on movie quotes:
Krisalyn 12/30/2011 7:10:40 AM (GMT)

It’s about time someone wrote about this.
Wilma 12/30/2011 4:55:24 AM (GMT)

Superbly illuminating data here, thanks!
Jack Stoskopf 12/21/2011 1:38:24 AM (GMT)

Thank you so much for all the work promoting awareness and healing for us male survivors of sexual abuse. This site has a wealth of information I can use in my local support group and for increasing my own knowledge and help on my healing journey. I am so encouraged.
Iciyapi 11/18/2011 5:14:51 AM (GMT)

i am very happy that the word is getting out about survivors and info to stop more abuse . i am wondering why the ad hints at stopping the cycle of abuse, would we say that if it was a woman? i may be getting this all wrong, but it just feels like that ad and the one with all the women’s pictures seems strange to me
Larrecia Shealey 11/9/2011 6:56:46 PM (GMT)

What can I do to get an abused male program started since a lot of my male friends has gone through this I am also trying to help gain the attention of too abused males gays and Lilwayne to help me please give some advice?
Janaya 8/6/2011 1:45:38 PM (GMT)

Son of a gun, this is so helpful!
Estella 8/6/2011 11:40:18 AM (GMT)

Real brain power on display. Thanks for that answer!
Kelenna 8/6/2011 6:53:52 AM (GMT)

Geez, that’s unbelievable. Kudos and such.
Janess 8/6/2011 3:47:53 AM (GMT)

Grazi for making it nice and EZ.
Brain 7/28/2011 7:46:58 PM (GMT)

This site helps to keep me focused on this great cause. Thanks to the PLF for the tremendous awareness campaigns on male abuse. But especially to Petra and something she said that made it all click in my head. Petra told me that I must address my past abuse issues in order to be an effective advocate for the abused. I was severely depressed at the time, and little did I realize that I had suppressed the feelings and emotions associated with my past abuses and bullying. I’ve heard of suppressed memories, but I was well aware of the events in my childhood; but had disconnected my feelings from those times; when I was severely beaten many times over…all of the rage, anger, frustrations, etc…they became guilt, low self-esteem, doubts, confusion, depression, etc. Some victims of child abuse explode, and some implode, I imploded, was on a serious path of self-destruction. I attempted suicide twice at the age of 14, became a cutter, and tried to contain all of the anger. It literally affected my health seriously as an adult. Thanks Again Petra Luna for those words of wisdom, for all of your kindness, efforts and contributions. Also the PLF where I KNOW I will always find support; and have a place to try to help others as I grow stronger. My personal relationship with God is what kept me from going off the deep end all of these years; I have no doubts that Petra’s role in my life was no accident. God’s plan is perfect, He uses us in ways we never could imagine. Male Abuse Awareness and Support has really opened my eyes to a greater understanding. God bless all. If you are a guy and want to talk with someone, first be sure to call 911 if you are suicidal; get professional help.
Bill 12/8/2010 4:20:13 PM (GMT)

I am a Male Survivor of rape, sexual abuse and molestation. You have done such a great job with the website and I am grateful that our voices are being heard. Keep up the good work!
Patrice 12/2/2010 12:40:35 AM (GMT)

I’m really Proud to see all these sites going up on Male Abuse and I’m Proud to have been a Part of it. Good Luck with all you do!!
Jay Trout 7/21/2010 6:04:29 PM (GMT)

As a now strong, happy and free survivor of physical, psychological as well as sexual abuse from a former long-term relationship, I would like to simply say “Thank You” for providing a quiet place for those of us who have desperately sought help and have had nowhere to go, and with no one to listen, come and find peace of mind. Petra, Thank You so, so very much for taking all of us that have suffered horribly at the cruel hands of abuse under your wing, and showing us that someone out there DOES in fact still care, someone DOES in fact still love who as well as what we are….
Nigel 3/17/2010 8:25:18 PM (GMT)

Great website. I have linked to it on my own site at:
Robin Webster 3/1/2010 5:02:28 PM (GMT)

I’ve been working on a brief presentation promoting MAA and this site. Finally got a working pc; I’ve been fired up about getting things going; I think I’m finally there! I cannot thank You enough, Petra; as well as everyone who contribute so much to this cause. The more I visit this site, the more motivated I become to exert more energy and effort. This is a great site; I’m committing to giving 100% in 2010.
Timmy Lee 12/31/2009 2:41:37 PM (GMT)

Hello Everyone, How encouraging it is to see people speaking out about the truth of gender equality in domestic abuse. Abuse of any kind is a betrayal of trust, by whomever commits it. Abuse ranges from so many forms. Awareness of it, and accurately defining it, is crucial to ending it. My story of child slavery is available at Let us all work together for social justice. Networking opportunities abound.
Michael A. Smith 12/30/2009 11:11:35 PM (GMT)

Thank you for your passion and commitment on this issue and offering a place for males to heal.
Michael Matthew 12/8/2009 4:07:13 PM (GMT)

I was abused by my ex-wife for our ENTIRE relationship, more than 8 years…and I was raped by my cousin (GOD rest his soul) at age 8. Thank you so much for letting people know what men go through every day.
Luke Saliscente 12/3/2009 7:50:30 AM (GMT)

Great website with lots of information. Keep up the great work!
REV Darrell 12/1/2009 12:15:36 PM (GMT)

I commend you all for such a tremendous effort, such hard work and dedication to this cause. Hoping to be on local television this week promoting this great cause.
John Tompkins 11/28/2009