A powerful new video produced by The White House features a group of famous men with a powerful message for all men — about how to treat women. The video is part of the White House “1 is 2 Many” campaign to end sexual assault, and was debuted Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden at the same time that he presented the “First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault.”
The video features “James Bond” himself, Daniel Craig, as well as Late Night host Seth Meyers, comic actor Steve Carrell and others.
The campaign is aimed at educating men about sexual assault, an problem too often considered a “women’s issue.” But the White House and the celebrities in the new video, believe that educating men is equally important — not only to prevent men from committing sexual assault, but to encourage men to take steps to intervene to stop sexual assaults from happening.
“If I saw it happening, I’d never blame her,” says Craig in the video. “I’d help her.”
According to a recent New York Times report, bystander intervention offers a hope of reducing sexual assault in the same way that designated driver efforts have effectively cut down fatalities due to drunken driving.
“We need to engage men as allies in this cause,” said the report issued by Biden Tuesday. “Most men are not perpetrators — and when we empower men to step in when someone’s in trouble, they become an important part of the solution.”
Recent statistics show that one of every five college women will become victims of sexual assault. Check out this video to see how these famous men are trying to change that terrifying statistic.