The White House Says You Need Just One Thing To Have Sex

A whole crew of celebrities came together to help the White House raise awareness around sexual assault in a new anti-sexual-violence PSA, as part of the White House's It's On Us campaign. The video — featuring Zoe Saldana, Josh Hutcherson, John Cho, Nina Dobrev, and other actors and musicians — is called "The One Thing," in reference to the one thing you can't have sex without: consent!

The timing of the video's release this morning is not a coincidence: Right now, when students head back to school, is the most dangerous time for sexual assault on college campuses.

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The campaign is described on its Facebook page as "a rallying cry inviting everyone to step up and realize that the solution begins with us. It’s a declaration that sexual assault is not only a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but a societal problem in which all of us have a role to play."

"It's On Us" is a larger anti-assault program started last year by President Obama and Vice President Biden. In addition to other calls to action and change by actors, the channel also features the president's anti-sexual-assault video that aired during the Grammy Awards.
It's great to see such high-profile people taking up the cause, but as the campaign reminds us — noting "one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college" — there's a long way to go.
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