White House’s War on Rape

A student with a blue ribbon to raise awareness of sexual assault, in Los Angeles.

Photograph by Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

A student with a blue ribbon to raise awareness of sexual assault, in Los Angeles.

The White House statement about sexual assault on college campuses this week wasn’t the end of its campaign to raise awareness about a pervasive problem often unreported and largely unaddressed.

The White House notes:

“Young women still face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. In the last year, one in 10 teens have reported being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One in five young women have been sexually assaulted while they’re in college. While men compromise a smaller number of survivors, male survivors are no less important.”

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, which reported on the extent of the problem this week and demanded fuller reporting of campus violence by colleges, is co-chaired by the Office of the Vice President and the Council of Women and Girls.

In his “1 is 2 many campaign,” President Barack Obama isn’t the only celebrity starring in this public service ad set to air in movie theaters operated by Regal Entertainment Group and Cinemark. Vice President Joe Biden is here, too. And actor Daniel Craig, and comedians Seth Meyers and Steve Carell:

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