Getting involved helps prevent sexual assault. A little thing you do to check in with someone else could be the big thing that saved them a lot of trauma. Sexual assault is everyone’s problem (that means both women and men).
Think of your sister, your mom, your girlfriend, or one of your good friends in a sexually violent situation. What if someone watched or knew it was happening and did nothing to stop it? How would you feel?
Of course it can be awkward to intervene; there’s always the risk of being a little embarrassed. You might tell yourself that you’re overreacting, or that it’s not your business. You might also fear that you are the only one who will speak up or that you’ll end up in a fight.
It takes some character and some guts to be the kind of person who will intervene. But at least you’ve started the conversation. All it takes is one person.