Here’s What Men Need To Know About Supporting Survivors Of Sexual Assault

One night during my junior year of college, I found myself sobbing in the closet of my dorm room. In the middle of coming to terms with a childhood of sexual abuse and recent date rape, I was full of intense emotions that were often visceral and always intense. That night, I refused to come out of my closet, and was crying too hard to speak. My roommates were concerned, so they called my best friend.

Derek* showed up at my dorm right away. He asked me if I needed anything. And then he started doing his physics homework. It was the 100% perfect response. Read more on AskMen: “How To Support Sexual Assault Survivors