Thankfully, awareness about sexual harassment has been spreading lately — and the more people who share their stories, the closer we will come to making harassment a thing of the past. David Schwimmer launched a new campaign to fight sexual harassment called #ThatsHarassment, and it comes in the form of six short films from director Sigal Avin (who herself experienced sexual harassment by a famous actor early in her career).
Based on real-life stories, each film depicts (painfully real) encounters that six different women experience in their day-to-day.
Here’s just one of the five short, incredibly compelling videos (warning, this is a little hard to watch):
In the same Cosmo interview, Schwimmer shared how his mom and sister — and every woman in his family except his six-year-old daughter — have been sexually harassed at some point in their lives, so these stories are very personal to him.
Make sure to check out the rest of the #ThatsHarassment video series, because each film depicts how quickly sexual harassment can happen and how common it is for women to repeatedly brush these encounters under the rug — or worse — blame themselves.
These situations are never okay, and should not be tolerated under any circumstance. We hope these films keep this vitally important conversation alive.