The White House has issued a new PSA empowering people to stand up against sexual assault as part of its "1 Is 2 Many" campaign.
Seeing President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and some of Hollywood's elite (Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Steve Carrell, Dule Hill and Seth Meyers) speak out against sexual assault is heartwarming, and hopefully the use of celebrities—and maybe our collective fascination with celebrity culture—will help this message spread.
Watch the PSA and you’ll take note of how it is carefully worded: "If she doesn't consent, or if she can't consent, it's rape, it's assault, it's a crime." The important distinction of whether someone can consent is thankfully highlighted, as many sexual assaults happen while the victim is drugged, drunk, passed out or otherwise incapacitated.
The PSA also emphasizes that if you see something happening you should do something (which, duh!) and that the victim shouldn’t be blamed. "If I saw something happening," says Craig, aka Mr. James Bond, "I'd help her. I'd never blame her."