I Am Evidence: Mariska Hargitay Brings Awareness to Rape Culture

Hargitay’s not just our favorite hero on Law and Order.

Mariska Hargitay, known for her starring role in Law and Order: SVU, has always been an amazing women for young girls to look up to. With her character in SVU, Olivia Benson, being a product of rape and then continuing to lock up rapists and bring justice to the victim’s of the brutal disgusting crimes, Harigtay has always represented a light to women everywhere in the eye’s of rape culture.

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Her new HBO documentary film debuting on April 24, “I Am Evidence,” brings to light the injustices of rape crimes, showcasing rape kits that have gone untested or thrown away like garbage while thousands of women have to live with the brutality that is their attacks, and their attackers getting away with it. The documentary goes to show how trivial so many rape cases are treated, with many women never getting the justice they deserve.

Hargitay has time and time again tried to get the voices of women heard, and she is constantly trying to change the system and the unfortunate rape culture that surrounds us every day. For those ignorant enough to want to look the other way, Hargitay’s main tip is to “get educated, and get involved.” In her trailer for the documentary she states, “A lot of people don’t know about this problem, and I was one of those people.” She goes on to state that just in Detroit alone there have been 11,000 rape kits untested, and showcases amazing people such as Prosecutor Kim Worthy who’s goal is to get them all tested.

Mariska provides a voice for those who are afraid to speak, and with such upsetting, disgusting , REAL, statistics that let us know 1 in 5 students will be raped on a college campus, this is a voice that our country needs.

Tune in and get educated.

Written by Angelica Manos

Junior @ Rutgers University.
Lover of writing, fashion, NYC, & cheap wine.

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