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VP Biden: Changing Rape Culture Will Take All of Us

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That much is obvious to anyone online this month as a powerful letter written by a rape survivor went viral.

Those of us who find this action reprehensible, the talk reprehensible, you have to be heard, he said.

And, for better or worse, it s men who ve held power throughout this country s history.

In 1990, when Biden was a senator from Delaware, his office introduced and eventually passed the Violence Against Women Act, which was aimed at curbing and addressing domestic violence and sexual assault.

Biden is widely criticized for his treatment of Anita Hill as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which subpoenaed Hill to testify about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her.

He acknowledged that in a legal sense, at least, the country s outlook on this issue improving.

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