Lena Dunham and the Girls cast have united to support rape survivors and “the brave survivor in the Stanford case who has given so much to change the conversation”. Perpetrator Brock Turner’s six month prison sentence have reopened the conversation about sexual assault.
The CDC reports one in five women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, with one in four women assaulted before the age of 18. In the powerful video Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet question our “default reaction as a society to disbelieve, or to silence, or to shame”.
It ends: “Not because she is someone’s daughter, or someone’s girlfriend, or someone’s sister, but because she is someone”.