Something can be done to address the problem of sexual assault — that’s the message the cast of HBO’s Girls joined together to share in a recent video.
According to Marie Claire, Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet banded together for a NowThis video that “highlights sobering facts not only about sexual assault, but also about the culture that allows it.”
In addition to presenting facts on the issue, the actresses also describe ways in which individuals can attempt to change the culture surrounding sexual assault, which includes calling out hurtful remarks or simply listening to a survivor, says Marie Claire.
While Mamet explains that they “hope to represent the solidarity and support all survivors should be able to find,” Williams says that we — as a society — should be more open to discussing the topic.
Coming on the heels of the prominent Stanford rape case, the video has earned over 14,000 likes thus far — and was even dedicated to the survivor.
While the stars presented many important points, there is perhaps one key message to take away from the video:
“Support. Listen. Take action. Not because she is someone’s daughter. Or someone’s girlfriend. Or someone’s sister. But because she is someone.”