UO students win Peabody award for anti-rape video

Two University of Oregon students in the viral YouTube video "A Needed Response," which has more than 3 million views. (YouTube)
Two University of Oregon students in the viral YouTube video "A Needed Response," which has more than 3 million views. (YouTube)

EUGENE, Ore. (KOIN) — Two University of Oregon students are being honored by the prestigious Peabody Foundation for a YouTube video that went viral.

Samantha Stendal and Aaron Blanton made the anti-rape video following the Steubenville rape case, in which two teenage football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl.

The video, which has been viewed more than three million times, depicts a young man presented with an unconscious woman on the couch.

“Hey bros, check who passed out on the couch. Guess what I’m gonna do to her,” he says.

However, he props the woman’s head up on a pillow, fetches her a blanket, brings her water and says “real men treat women with respect.”

 

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