Vice president Joe Biden brought a bit of gravity to Sunday night’s Oscars when he challenged viewers and attendees to make a pledge to intervene and work to prevent sexual assault against both men and women, young and old.

“We must and we can change the culture. Let’s change the culture so that no abused woman or man ever feels they have to ask themselves ‘What did I do?’ They did nothing wrong.”

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at