You may have noticed that the SB Nation social media avatars have changed Friday. Here's why. One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college in the United States. That is a sobering statistic.
SB Nation and Vox Media are partnering with Generation Progress to support the "It's On Us" campaign. "It's On Us" is a movement aimed at changing the way we think about sexual assault. The campaign, in coordination with the White House, is encouraging everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. It's the acknowledgement that sexual assault isn't just an issue involving a victim and a perpetrator, but one that involves us all. It means taking responsibility for ourselves and each other. Speaking up when someone needs help. Looking out for someone who can't consent.
As the campaign is titled, it's on us. All of us.
We here at SB Nation have taken the pledge promising to be a part of the solution. We encourage you to take the pledge with us.
Head here to pledge and get your own personalized social media avatar. Help us raise awareness and make your own promise to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.