Joe Biden And Lady Gaga Reunite To Fight Sexual Assault With ‘It’s On Us’ Tour
Lady Gaga and Joe Biden are teaming up again to fight sexual assaults on college campuses across the United States with the “It’s On Us” tour.
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The singer and politician are joining forces to teach and speak to college students on the causes and effects of rape and assault. The campaign aims to address student apathy and cultural and gender norms on campus that are seen as contributing to the problem.
The pop singer first spoke of her experience as a victim during this year’s Oscars.
“Imagine the courage it takes for her to speak out and then imagine the courage it takes for her to sing a song, ‘Til It Happens to You,’” said Biden, introducing Gaga at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, “that is branded in her heart.”
Biden has openly praised Gaga for her courage and she was happy to accommodate him on the tour.
“What I’ve learned is that the most powerful form of feeling is compassion, so if you can simply be a friend to someone and truly listen, truly lend your ear, even if it’s hard or you don’t understand,” she said. “You will be fulfilling the sense of loneliness that has stayed with me ever since the day I was abused.”
Biden has advocated domestic violence prevention throughout his time in office, enacting the Violence Against Women Act in 1994.