If you've been paying close attention, you probably noticed that, seemingly overnight (actually, exactly overnight) our STL logo changed from the beautiful colonnades to this strange "It's On US" design. What gives?
STL, 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 you've seen over the past week, in addition to raising awareness for the It's On Us campaign, STL is sponsoring the Pack Line Pledge to promote awareness of not just sexual assault, but of relationship and domestic violence more generally. You can read our initial post here. One in three women will experience relationship abuse during their lifetime. Your mother, your sister, your daughter. Think about that statistic.
It's On Us to empower victims and to say something. It's On Us not to stand idly by. It's On Us to keep an eye out for our friends and strangers alike.
Watch the SB Nation PSA above. The temporary logo change is just to get your attention. It's On Us to take action.