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Students Win Peabody Award for Viral Anti-Rape Video

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Two University of Oregon students have earned a prestigious award for journalism for a short video they made to fight rape on college campuses. Two University of Oregon students have earned a prestigious award for journalism for a short video they made to fight rape on college campuses.
EUGENE, OR (WRIC) - Two University of Oregon students have earned a prestigious award for journalism for a short video they made to fight rape on college campuses.

Current UO junior Samantha Stendal and Aaron Blanton, a graduate who now works in Seattle, were both honored with the Peabody Award for their viral video. The 26-second video was a response to the Steubenville, OH, rape case where two teenage football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl who was drunk and unconscious.

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The video shows a female passed out on a couch and a male looking into the camera saying, "Hey bros. Check who passed out on the couch. Guess what I'm going to do to her."

The man then gives the woman a pillow, blanket and a glass of water and says “Real men treat women with respect.”

Peabody Award judges described the video as short, simple and spot-on in its critique of rape culture.

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