There are few things more complex or more devastating than sexual assault.
That’s why we’re so relieved that some of the most powerful, famous men in the world have come together to demand change from society.
Yesterday, Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden gave a moving speech about how sexual assault needs to stop in colleges and universities. Then, as you would if you had the power of that office, he personally called some of Hollywood’s most famous men to back him up.
The result was this White House Public Service Announcement about sexual assault. The video stars Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and Dulé Hill, as well as President Barack Obama and Vice-President Biden himself.
Take a look.
This is the second PSA from the Obama administrations ‘1 is 2 Many’ campaign.
Biden said some important things that apply to Australia as well as America:
“No man has a right under any circumstance other than self defense, no man has a right ever to raise his hand to a woman, period, end of story. It is assault, if they do. To get that through to our daughters, and our sisters, and our friends, is still such a culturally difficult thing to do.
I can’t say often enough it doesn’t matter what coat she was wearing, whether she drank too much, whether it was in the back of a car, in her room, on the street, it does not matter. It does not matter if she initially said yes and changed her mind and said no. No means no, wherever it is stated.”
Amen to that, Vice-President.
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