List of federal political sex scandals in the United States
Why Are There More Male Sex Scandals?
Many sex scandals in American history have involved incumbent United States federal elected politicians , as well as persons appointed with the consent of the United States Senate. This list is ordered chronologically. There is some emphasis on sex scandals since the mids, because before then the media was less inclined to cover these matters. For these listed people, either the scandal, or the behavior which gave rise to it, occurred while they were occupying their high federal offices, and one or the other date may be used here, even if coverage of the scandal was entirely posthumous. Politicians' sex crimes are not covered in this particular list, regardless of whether there has been a verdict yet.
For men and boys, a silver lining amid sex abuse scandals
CNN -- Advocates and therapists for survivors of male sex abuse say the recent scandals at Penn State and elsewhere may help men who were abused as children, and boys being abused today, step out of the shadows and get the support they deserve. They also hope society can become better educated about the issue. If increased Web traffic and calls to hotlines are any indication, the tide for men and boys may, in fact, be turning. National organizations like RAINN, MaleSurvivor and 1in6 -- a reference to research estimates that one in six men have been sexually abused as children -- all report increased attention since the story about former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky first broke in early November, setting off what seemed like a domino effect of allegations at Syracuse, The Citadel, the Amateur Athletic Union and elsewhere. Though RAINN does not ask the gender of hotline visitors, Marsh says the organization has anecdotally seen "a significant increase of male visitors.
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