A Message of Respect: Oregon Student’s Anti-Rape Video Goes Viral
The rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio, earlier this month gave me yet another opportunity to remind my 20-year-old daughter of ways to avoid getting raped.
“Why don’t we teach guys ‘don’t rape?’” she asked me.
A video made by a University of Oregon sophomore is trying to do exactly that — in just 26 seconds. Called “A Needed Response,” it’s for “the Steubenville rapists…or any rapists out there” and has more than 1.4 million views after being posted on YouTube March 22.
Samantha Stendal, a cinema studies student from Sammamish, Washington, said the media response to the Steubenville rape trial inspired her to make the video. “I was reading about Steubenville and getting more and more angry about the coverage,” she told KGW News. “I wanted to make something that was more positive than what was being shown. We should be treating each other as human beings not blaming victims.”
The discussion asking what the victim could have done differently frustrated her, she told KVAL news. “I’m upset that in our culture that is one of the first questions asked.”
In the video, filmed in the style of a public service announcement, fellow student Justin Gotchall says, “Guess what I’m gonna do to her?” referring to actress Kelsey Jones, playing a woman who’s passed out and lying on a couch. It’s a scene eerily reminiscent of what happened in Steubenville in August when two high school football players raped a 16-year-old West Virginia girl who was unresponsive at times after drinking too much at a party.
But what happens next is the surprise.
The most offensive part of this is the 15-year-old dad’s haircut in the first picture.
I don’t always study for my exams…
Hahahaha, for real
Hydrofloors are only like the coolest thing ever invented. They are specially designed pools with movable floors. When you’re using your pool it’s just like a normal pool. But when you are done swimming or aquacising, you press a button and the pool’s floor slowly raises up while the water slips underneath the floor. Pimpin! Eventually the pool’s floor reaches the top and you are left with a large flat area you can use for recreation, dining, parties or any other dry land event you want.
Another press of the button and the floor sinks back down slowly to reveal your already water-filled pool. You can also stop the floor at any point which means you can make the pool as shallow or deep as you want. Having a kid’s party? Just set it for shallow kiddie pool depth. Be sure to throw a few extra chlorine tablets in the pool cleaning mechanism though, you know how kids are.
I could potentially drown my enemies at a sleep over…
There are two kinds of people
Because this always bears reblogging. Illustrates how cartography—specifically the ways in which cartographers shrink and expand land masses in order to depict a “flat” earth— distorts our perception of the world.
I always reblog this because there are so many people who still think Africa is a country, and don’t realize it a massive continent.
I’m glad I created and shared this post.
wow the capital of mexico is called “mexico city” like it really doesn’t get any more creative than that
yeah omfg just like New York’s capital is New York City how original
New York’s capital is Albany
I’m from New York State and people tell me this all the time - I’m from NY I WOULD KNOW XD