Facebook Suggested This Man’s Rapist as a Friend – And His Powerful Response Shatters the Silence on Male Survivors

(Content Warning: Rape)

“No one comes running for boys who cry rape.”

Most sexual assault survivors know their attackers – which means some of us may come across our assailants as one of Facebook’s “People You May Know.” Poet Kevin Kantor’s gut-wrenching story captures this haunting experience in an unforgettable way.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Kevin Kantor is a director, actor, performance poet, and teaching artist. He has been a member of the Denver Minor Disturbance Slam Poetry Team (Brave New Voices International Champions, 2012-2013), founded and coached Greeley, Colorado’s SOAPbox SLAM! (the largest colleigate poetry venue in Colorado), and was voted best of the rest at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam International. His work has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Independent (UK), Buzzfeed Video, Upworthy, and more. Check him out at his website and on Twitter @Kevin_Kantor

Video courtesy of Button Poetry. For more amazing spoken word performances, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.