David Beckham, Jeremy Lin, Eli Manning, Jimmy Rollins, Evan Longoria, Joe Torre and Andy Katz joined President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in this PSA to raise awareness about dating violence.
Despite the significant progress made in reducing violence against women, young women continue to face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. In the last year, one in 10 teens has reported being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One in five young women has been sexually assaulted while in college. In response to these alarming statistics, Vice President Biden launched the 1is2many campaign last year. This campaign focuses his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence, and educating the public on the realities of abuse, this Administration is leading the way to stop violence against women before it begins
Interesting that they chose sports hotties to participate…how about a campaign to support women who claim sexual abuse at the hands of a sports star? How quickly these women become the subject of hatred, immediately labeled as gold-diggers or groupies and liars.
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Time Magazine will released their TIME 100 issue on April 17…and although they’re asking ‘us’ to vote for the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that ‘we’ think are the most influential people in the world (voting ends on Friday, April 6) the winners will be chosen by the editors and revealed on TIME.com on Tuesday, April 17.
The LIST is actually not bad and includes some of our favorites like Louis C.K., Clooney, Prendergast, and Alec Baldwin-notably and thankfully absent is any mention of a Kardashian.
Included on the LIST nominees are several notable athletes and do-gooders that we adore. Continue reading
The good people at Charity Buzz have an awesome meet and great with Jeremy Lin up for grabs to benefit the Garden of Dream Foundation.
Athlebrities loves Lin…aside from infusing some much needed life in the NBA and New York Knicks, we’ve noticed that the phenom RARELY uses the word “I” when speaking of his accomplishments on the court. Fingers crossed he remains humble. Continue reading