On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted a new video PSA from the “It’s On Us” campaign — and it makes a compelling point about how easily rape culture can affect our daily conversations.
The 30-second video is simple but powerful, focusing on a text message conversation between two guy friends. As the conversation goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that a non-consensual sexual interaction between one of the men and a woman may have occurred the night prior. The PSA takes the casual language used between two bros and makes its subtext the actual text.
Biden echoed this sentiment in his tweet: “The correct word for sex without consent is rape. Period,” he wrote.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 28, 2017