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How the Stanford swimmer article should read:

Headline: Rapist attacks innocent woman behind dumpster 

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 doubtdue 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

Book Feature: Keep Your Love On #KYLO

I have come across a few books that I think are “must-reads”. Keep Your Love On by Danny Lee Silk is absolutely one of them.

The book is an amazing tool that addresses a simple (but often untaught and unrecognized) truth for connecting, communicating, and setting boundaries with others. Not just your partner, but also your family, children, friends, and acquaintances.

What I love about this book, is that though it was written by a Christian author, it is not a religious book. Aside from a couple references to God and Jesus, the book itself does not have to be read by a Believer to be relatable, understood, or applied.

This particular book is one that I highly recommend reading multiple times throughout your life to help remind you and keep you on track to healthy relationships. If you don’t buy the book, go like the author’s Facebook page so at the very least you get page updates filled with his insight and wisdom.

Description Insert from Amazon: 
Keeping your love on. It’s a hard thing to do. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on
is non–negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. Yet for many, relationships are anything
but safe, loving, or intimate. They are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control, and conflict. The reason is that most people have never been trained to be powerful enough to keep their love on in the face of mistakes, pain, and fear. 

Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus–focused standard defined by mature love—love that stays ‘on’ no matter what. Danny Silk’s practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus.


Keep Your Love On

*Please note that my opinions and the author’s opinions do not always support each other. The author has not endorsed this post.

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