The reason why the White House's anti-rape PSA is so relevant
Did you know that the most sexual assaults on college campuses happen in the month of September?
September is known as the "Red Zone" on college campuses because of this heightened danger freshmen women specifically face. New students are especially vulnerable to sexual assault during this time for many reasons including their new surroundings, pressure to fit in, and alcohol consumption.
In 2014, the White House launched their "It's On Us" campaign, which aims to stop sexual assaults on college campuses and open a dialog with students about what sexual assault really means. To mark the one year anniversary of the national campaign, the White House launched the PSA One Thing, to reemphasize the importance of consent.
The latest "It's On Us: One Thing" PSA features Zoe Saldana, Jessica Szohar, Josh Hutchinson, Minka Kelly, Jesse Metcalfe, and more. They explain that there is one thing you need before you have sex...consent.
If you want to interact with this hashtag, and see what other people are saying about the powerful new PSA, follow #ItsOnUs on Twitter.
Watch the video below to learn more about sexual assault on college campuses:
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