Joe Biden Tweets Powerful "It's On Us" Video On Rape

By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM

Since former Vice President Joe Biden has been in office, as well as post-VP status, he has been committed to assisting the victims of sexual assault and rape.

Today, he tweeted a powerful video set up by the "It's On Us" campaign, with the caption "The correct word for sex without consent is rape. Period. #ItsOnUs to know the signs and to stop it."

The "It's On Us" Pledge is billed as a "personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault," and that "It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution."

You can log onto the site here and take the pledge, and can also show your support on social media, where the site will convert your profile picture to the "It's On Us" logo. 

On top of taking pledges and educating people on all of the types of sexual assault, groups like campuses, events, and more can download the tool kit to use to start a conversation in the area of your choosing, especially if you're involved in a college campus, as well as proper tips on how to discuss the subject and how to be confident on the subject without being dictating or depricating to others. 

Keep in mind, if you've been the victim of sexual assault or rape, you're not alone. And if you are put in the situation on either side, whether you feel yourself preying on an individual who isn't capable of saying no, or are a victim in the moment of someone who is not taking no for an answer, keep yourself aware enough to see the signs and make a commitment to yourself to do the right thing. Consent is the only way to go, and if you're questioning the mutual feelings of a sexual situation, the answer is to not move forward.