"I am in awe of your courage for speaking out — for so clearly naming the wrongs that were done to you and so passionately asserting your equal claim to human dignity.
And I am filled with furious anger — both that this happened to you and that our culture is still so broken that you were ever put in the position of defending your own worth.
It must have been wrenching — to relive what he did to you all over again. But you did it anyway, in the hope that your strength might prevent this crime from happening to someone else. Your bravery is breathtaking.
You are a warrior — with a solid steel spine."
We completely agree. Speaking up and sharing her shocking story was incredibly inspiring and brave.
But President Barack Obama's second-in-command also explained that "a lot of people failed [her]" on the night she was attacked, adding:
"Anyone at that party who saw that you were incapacitated yet looked the other way and did not offer assistance. Anyone who dismissed what happened to you as "just another crazy night." Anyone who asked "what did you expect would happen when you drank that much?" or thought you must have brought it on yourself.
You were failed by a culture on our college campuses where one in five women is sexually assaulted — year after year after year. A culture that promotes passivity. That encourages young men and women on campuses to simply turn a blind eye.
The statistics on college sexual assault haven't gone down in the past two decades. It's obscene, and it's a failure that lies at all our feet.
And you were failed by anyone who dared to question this one clear and simple truth: Sex without consent is rape. Period. It is a crime."
The Pennsylvania native went on to praise the Swedish bikers who tackled Brock when they realized he was raping the unconscious woman.
One of the school's advocacy group's, Stanford Association of Students for Sexual Assault Prevention, has launched a petition that demands the university increase resources to prevent sexual assault, make more assault education requirements, add counseling services, and more.
The document also insists that Stanford apologize to the survivor and offer her accommodations like counseling.
The petition has already amassed over 84,000 signatures, and you can add yours here. And, you can read Joe's full letter here.
We're not sure WHY these people are famous, but we are definitely here for the drama!
Alexis Ren and Jay Alvarrez first shot to social media fame back in 2015 when the Internet dubbed them one of the original examples of "relationship goals," as they shared beautiful travel content from exotic locations to Instagram and YouTube.
But we guess all the vacationing wasn't enough to maintain this relationship, because shit just got really, really real this week as the former love birds took shots at each other online!
Reports surfaced a few months back that there was trouble in various paradises for the models, but Miz Ren publicly confirmed the split this week on Twitter in a savage rant calling out not only Jay's penis size, but how the "fuckboy" allegedly ended things.