David Schwimmer leads sexual harassment awareness campaign

Former Friends star David Schwimmer is taking a stand against sexual harassment by producing a series of six short films which together form his #ThatsHarrassment campaign.

Titled The Actor, The Boss, The Coworker, The Doctor, The Photographer and The Politician each film portray a different form of sexual harassment and are based on real incidents, with Schwimmer himself taking on the role of ‘The Boss’ in one film.

Outlining his rationale for getting involved in the subject to Cosmopolitan. Schwimmer said: “I grew up with stories of sexual harassment from my mom. Every woman in my family, in my life, has been harassed, except my daughter, thank god, who’s only six.

“When you’ve been objectified your entire life and become accustomed to being a second-class citizen in many, many ways - constantly told that you aren’t worth the same as men, basically, and that your body comes first, or what you look like comes first - it makes a lot more sense to me that a lot of women don’t even recognise when they’re being harassed. Because you spend your whole life not being treated with the kind of respect that men are automatically given.”

Schwimmer served as executive producer on the project with Cynthia Nixon, Emmy Rossum and Michael Kelly also taking starring roles.

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