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Lady Gaga’s New Music Video Shines Powerful Light on Sexual Assault

Say what you will about Lady Gaga, but at the end of the day, the songstress knows how to draw attention to a certain cause. Whether it’s regarding the LGBT community or Gender Equality, Gaga isn’t afraid to speak out. This time around, the artist is drawing awareness to sexual assault. In the recently released music video for her new song, Til It Happens To You, Gaga sent a strong message to sexual assault survivors.

The video is extremely difficult to watch-I couldn’t help myself from tearing up-but is unfortunately the raw reality of the situation. According to RAINN, (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) every 107 seconds another American is sexually assaulted, adding up to a total of 293,000 assaults per year. What’s worse, most of these assaults happen in college, with one in five women becoming victims.

Although I have never been a victim, I have close friends who have. With that being said, I’ve seen firsthand the toll it takes on someone who has been a victim to such a brutal act. It’s disgusting and can leave a person feeling insignificant. That is why it is extremely important to report the assault the moment it happens. Allowing another individual to go through the horrific experience as you is similar to witnessing a crime and not reporting it.

Rape is a criminal act and should be treated as such. No one should have to experience such an ordeal.

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