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Student's Response to Steubenville Case Goes Viral

'Real men treat women with respect'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 26, 2013 4:58 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Disgusted with the Steubenville rape case, University of Oregon sophomore Samantha Stendal made a short video about how men are supposed to act, reports KVAL. It apparently struck a chord—the video has had about 1.3 million views on YouTube in just four days. In it, a young man comes across a girl passed out on a couch, looks into the camera, and asks, "Guess what I'm going to do to her?" He then puts a pillow under her head and covers her with a blanket before saying, "Real men treat women with respect."

Stendal says she is stunned at the response. "The message I hope that people can get from this video is that we need to treat one another with respect," she tells KVAL. "No matter what gender, we should be listening to each other and making sure there is consent."

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