“After the conviction of Stanford rapistalready been shortened to only four months) and the haunting letter his victim read to him in court, the social media sphere has been rife with conversations about how sexual assault is handled terribly in the U.S.
This is exactly why the cast of “Girls,” (Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, and Jemima Kirke) are continuing this dialogue by creating a video reminding everyone to help survivors of rape–since many are ignored, silenced, or disbelieved after they share their experience. Because of this, many don’t even report their assaults.
In the video, the cast poignantly states how listening and being supportive is the most important thing you can do.” – Kveller.com
If you haven’t read this previous post on WomenOnTheFence about how rape victims suffer for YEARS after such a traumatic experience, I urge you to read it. It’s called Other Side of Victim.
Going into the weekend where our high school and college kids will be drinking, we hope responsibility, we must have the important conversation with our daughters (about saying no to anything that doesn’t feel right), AND ESPECIALLY OUR SONS (about respecting boundaries and honoring the no – no matter how intense a situation might become).
Watch the video above. And then watch it again with your kids. And then talk to them. Again and again.
Have a beautiful weekend. Summer Sixteen is here.