“And then, after I learned about the graphic details of my own sexual assault, the article listed his swimming times. She was found breathing, unresponsive with her underwear six inches away from her bare stomach curled in foetal position. By the way, he’s really good at swimming. Throw in my mile time if that’s what we’re doing. I’m good at cooking, put that in there, I think the end is where you list your extracurriculars to cancel out all the sickening things that’ve happened.” – Fragment of a statement from a rape victim.
There is nothing more I hate to read then a rape victim’s statement to the guy who assaulted her one night at a frat party. I feel physically sick and my spine keeps shivering to imagine what she went through.
And what does he get to go through!??! One six month sentence for he is “a really good swimmer” and a longer sentence would eliminate his chances of making it big!
This girl (remaining unidentified) went to ONE party, on ONE night, and now she has the awful trauma of ONE act of vulgarness that will effect her for a LIFETIME.
This guy, Brock Turner simply gets away with it. And this is not the first time this has happened.
I recently watched a documentary called, ‘The Hunting Ground’ that exposes the epidemic of sexual assault within American colleges. The movie presented statistics that were shocking to say the least. I was taken back by how little is often done to consequent these assaulters- most of them being athletes with their ‘rising careers on the line’. WELL YOU SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS BEFORE YOU RAPED AN GIRL/GUY AT A PARTY.
But no, once again, it was all cool because they didn’t get expelled or anything and they could continue on their merry way to ruin more lives.
It is the victim who’s left to feel as though they are in the wrong.
Just think about that…
I personally just want to say sorry to all those girls/boys who have had to go through something like this. I would never wish it upon my worst enemy. I’m sorry that if you were drunk, you have to try picking up the pieces of a night you don’t remember.
Get it right.
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Read full statement here: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/this-is-the-full-statement-read-out-in-court-by-the-woman-brock-turner-assaulted/news-story/88fd97dadede453fbde82609893fa29b