Jon Hamm (pictured above) plays Don Draper in the television show ‘Mad Men.’ A train-wreck story of a man who is quite the womanizer. Perhaps that’s why he makes a good face for this PSA against sexual assault PSA:
While sexual assault in the U.S. has “fallen 64% over the 20 years since the Violence Against Women Act was authorized in 1994,” women between the ages of 16-24 has not. “The rate of violence and sexual assault against them hasn’t budged at all during this period, which is more than a problem; it’s an epidemic.”
But sometimes I think we miss the point. We miss the root of the issue. Sexual assault against women isn’t just about men being gentlemen and showing self control. It’s also about respect and taking a stand against the oversexualization of women—young and old.
I would be curious to know the age rage of the victimizers paired with the assaulted. If it is men of similar age, we may be on the edge of a bigger, longer lasting problem.
Take the pledge and be a part of the solution.
Taking the pledge won’t stop anyone from becoming a victim, but it will begin to push the tide back against a culture that’s still bent on violating young women.