Megan McCluskey April 19, 2016"If they accept you, don’t accept this"
A new ad is creating awareness for sexual assault on campus by putting a dark spin on the moment teens find out they got into college. In the spot, which is designed to look like a home video, high school seniors joyfully read aloud their acceptance letters only to find that they contain an unexpected catch. “Prepare for a challenging year ahead which includes losing your virginity to a rapist,” the letter reads. “We’ll only suspend him for a single day, then you’re on your own.”
The video is dubbed “The Unacceptable Acceptance Letters” and is accompanied by a caption with more information on the prevalence of sexual assault at American universities. “1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college,” it says. “Colleges across the country continue to underreport or even completely ignore these attacks, failing the same students they promised to protect. If they accept you, don’t accept this.”