How the Stanford swimmer article should read:
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After a year of fighting for justice, an innocent woman’s rapist, Brock Turner, was found guilty of three felonies including assault with intent to rape an intoxicated woman and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object.
But in this landmark case in the nationwide struggle to combat sexual assault on campus, her justice was short lived, as a normal 14 year minimum sentence was cut short for the criminal, Turner, to only a brief 6 months county jail and probation, with the Rapist’s intent to repeal.
“He may not look like a rapist, but he is the … face of campus sexual assault,” Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci told the jury, according to the Mercury News.
The victim addressed her rapist in court in a very moving speech that can be found here.
“The seriousness of rape has to be communicated clearly, we should not create a culture that suggests we learn that rape is wrong through trial and error.”
It is crucial for our society, and the end of the rape culture that is being perpetuated throughout campuses nationwide, that we learn that consent cannot be given from an unconscious person.
This video here explains consent the best.
Brock Turner’s light sentence has been accredited to white privilege, and is, with no doubt, due to his white collar upbringing as the judge, Aaron Persky, stated, “A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him”
Justice was not found for the innocent woman in this case, as she relived her nightmare over and over for over a year.
To help make a difference, you can sign the recall petition for Judge Aaron Persky here.
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Posted on June 7, 2016, in Home Front and tagged Brock Turner, california, campus assault, consent, Dayton, guilty, jail, justice, Oakwood, petition, prison, rape, rape culture, rapist, recall, sex crimes, Stanford Swimmer, stanford university, tea, unconscious. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.