One in five women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college in the United States. That is a sobering statistic.
SB Nation (along with VU Hoops) is partnering with Generation Progress (an arm of AmericanProgress.org) to support the "It’s On Us" campaign. "It’s On Us" is a movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault. The campaign primarily targets young men (18-25), and more specifically young men in college, but is important for all men. The SB Nation audience consists of a lot of the people "It’s On Us" is trying to reach. We are pleased to join Generation progress on this important effort to make campus sexual assault, and sexual assault in general, unacceptable. From bystander intervention on college campuses to creating a cultural environment that makes sexual assault unacceptable, "It’s On Us" invites everyone to stand up and become a part of the solution.
"It’s On Us" is a year long + campaign that SB Nation is going to support in a number of ways. We will get involved by promoting the campaign, building awareness, creating original content through SBNation.com, our social channels, our team sites and our combat sports sites. We just joined up with Generation Progress, but as we do, we are jumping in right away.
This week is the campaign's "Week of Action," seven days dedicated to raising awareness of sexual assault and to encourage all of us to step up and take responsibility for ourselves and each other.
It's On Us to realize that we have a role to play in stopping sexual assault. It's On Us to hold our friends accountable. It's On Us to not look the other way. It's On Us to do something, say something.
It's On Us, all of us, to be a part of the solution to end sexual assault. Learn how and take the pledge at ItsOnUs.org/#Pledge.