In his weekly address on Saturday, President Barack Obama said his administration has taken another important step to protect women at college by establishing the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault.
An estimated 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted at college in the United States, and the president said his administration will keep taking action such as strengthening the criminal justice system, reaching out to survivors and changing social norms so that Americans can feel safe and protected as they pursue the American dream.
"We have especially got to teach young men to show women the respect they deserve," Obama said. "I want every young man in America to know that real men do not hurt women. And those of us who are fathers have a special obligation to make sure every young man out there understands that being a man means recognizing sexual violence and being outraged by it, and doing their part to stop it." "I am going to keep pushing for others to step up - across my administration, in Congress, in state capitals, college campuses and military bases all across our country," he said.
"This is a priority for me not only as President and Commander-in-Chief, but as a husband and a father of two extraordinary girls."