Lena Dunham Dedicates a Sexual Assault PSA To the Stanford Survivor

The cast of "Girls" stood up for their fellow women in a powerful PSA that Lena Dunham posted to Twitter yesterday.


In the video dedicated to the brave survivor in the Stanford sexual assault case, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke stand together against sexual assault. The statistics that they report are terrifying. According to the CDC, one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and 80 percent of attackers will be someone they knew.

Standing hand-in-hand, the ladies reveal that one in four girls will be sexually abused before eighteen. They address the hush-hush way that society often treats sexual assault cases and encourage viewers to stand up and be supportive instead. Why stay quiet when you could be a listening ear?

What if we helped simply because every victim is a fellow woman? "[This] may be the first time that four white women can accurately represent anything," Lena quips.

These girls have it right. Sexual assault is no time for silence. We need to stand together in support of our survivors.