Would People Care More About College Sexual Assaults If They Were Bear Attacks?

(Content Warning: rape culture, victim-blaming, loud noises)

“Bears will be bears!”

What if bears killed one in five people? That’s the question posed by the It’s On Us campaign and College Humor in this PSA – and this absurd situation might make you laugh, but it makes an important point about sexual assault.

You might recognize some of the actors here, like The Daily Show’s Rob Riggle and New Girl’s Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris. And you might know the statistic – that one in five women will be sexually assaulted by the time they finish college.

And unfortunately, you might also recognize the excuses people make to ignore the problem and blame victims. This makes it super clear that we wouldn’t put up with this rate of bear attacks – so why should it be acceptable for rape?

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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