UO student’s video responding to Steubenville rape case goes viral
@@all links [email protected]@In two days, University of Oregon sophomore Samantha Stendal’s@@[email protected]@ video — titled “A Neeeded Response” — has over 1.3 million views on YouTube and is receiving national attention for its pointed message in responding to the events of the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case in which two high school football players were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl who was under the influence of alcohol.
The video features a male (Justin Gotchall,@@[email protected]@ also a UO student) standing in front a female passed out on a couch.
“Hey bros, check who passed out on the couch,” the video begins. “Guess what I’m gonna do to her …”
The male then puts a pillow under the her head, brings her a blanket and a glass of water and says, “Real men treat women with respect.”
Short, sweet and to the point.
“The message I hope that people can get from this video is that we need to treat one another with respect,” she told KVAL. “No matter what gender, we should be listening to each other and making sure there is consent.”
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