Hollywood’s Hottest Men Leading The Fight Against Sexual Assault

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Sexual assault and domestic violence is not just a female issue. It is a human issue and men need to be educated and speak out for injustice just as much as women do.

It seems the White House is on a mission to improve the lives of everyday Americans with their recent campaigns to eliminate unfair pay between men and women, and of course President Obama’s mission to tackle sexual assault on college campuses and in the military.

He’s not the only one. Vice President Joe Biden (who was responsible for drafting the ‘Violence Against Women Act in the 1990s) is fronting the ‘1 is 2 many‘ campaign and enlisted the help of some VIPs.

A slew of Hollywood’s hottest male actors and some of sport’s biggest stars, including Daniel Craig, Steve Carell, Benicio Del Toro, David Beckham, Eli Manning and Jeremy Lin just to name a few.

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The White House has also launched a website called Not Alone which is a site filled with statistics, resources on how to prevent sexual assault, learn about your rights if you are a victim, and the promise from the Prez himself saying that he, together with his administration are standing behind those who feel isolated because of a sexual assault attack.

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault is headed up by Joe Biden, who is also featured alongside POTUS in the ‘1 is too many’ PSA with the group of male celebrities, is making sure that the issue of sexual assault on college campuses does not go unnoticed anymore.

“Colleges and universities can no longer turn a blind eye or pretend rape and sexual assault doesn’t occur on their campuses,”he said. “We need to provide survivors with more support and we need to bring perpetrators to more justice and we need colleges and universities to step up.”

Along with the website, the PSA and the famous faces fronting this movement, the White House also released a report, it’s first, detailing sexual assault statistics among colleges in the US.

Why is this so significant? Because we shouldn’t be hearing about girls who are raped on Ivy League college campuses and are forced to write viral letters due to the fact that their own college policy on sexual assault does nothing to protect them. Because the phrase ‘boys will be boys’ and asking ‘well what was she wearing’ is an unjustifiable defense to any attack. Because commenting on the fact that a girl was ‘asking for it’ by being intoxicated should be the very statement that gets someone thrown in jail.

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Seeing examples like the Steubenville rape case and so many others like it is unacceptable. That’s why this campaign, and the ‘No More’ campaign ‘Law & Order”s Mariska Hargitay is fronting, are important. It shows both men and women are willing to work together to tackle this issue and that victims DO have a voice.

After seeing the groundbreaking new play ‘SLUT’ starring a slew of teenage girls who tackle this issue of rape, sexual assault and victim blaming head on, we know this fight is more important than ever. These important messages need to be taught to boys and girls from a young age, and it is the duty of all people in positions of authority to take this issue seriously.

In the meantime, we’re glad to see people who have a huge public platform using their celebrity and influence as currency for change in society.

Well done POTUS and VEEP for leading the way on this one! Men everywhere, take note. We have a big problem, and we need your help.

As for the former Harvard student who wrote a letter detailing how she was sexually assaulted and that her school did nothing to protect her, watch the video below where she talks openly about why this is important. It was part of Joe Biden’s speech on preventing college sexual assault cases.

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