"She ended her statement with words of support to other victims:

'To girls everywhere, I am with you. On nights when you feel alone, I am with you. When people doubt you or dismiss you, I am with you. I fought everyday for you.'

Whoever this incredible, brave young woman is, I hope she knows – we are with her too."

read below link 

~http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/06/brock-turner-s...

A woman sexually assaulted by a Stanford freshman has made the most powerful statement on rape I’ve ever seen. If you’re reading this, you have our solidarity

WTF.! ‪#‎rape‬ ‪#‎culture‬ ‪#‎VAW‬

"...the judge in the case said he understood the “devastation” the victim suffered, but he feared imprisonment would have a 'severe' impact on Turner."

The victim stood in the packed courtroom in Palo Alto and delivered what Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen called “the most eloquent, powerful and compelling piece of victim advocacy that I’ve seen in my 20 years as a prosecutor,” according to Palo Alto Online.

The 12-page letter, which was published by Palo Alto Online and BuzzFeed News, has been released by Santa Clara County. Click on the link to read or download the PDF.

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Care2
18 hrs · 

Judge Persky's disgustingly lenient sentencing of convicted rapist Brock Turner shows our justice system values this privileged, white male athlete more than the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of his female victim.

Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to only 6 months in prison after he was convicted of raping an unconscious woman. Justice was not served!
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I haven't read the actual letter yet but what I have read in the article describing it broke my heart.  It makes my skin crawl at the rapist's sentence.  What little punishment for a lifetime of pain this woman will carry every day.

exactly  Kat....  he  was excused  by privilege.....his family  as  money....and  this kind of chit  happened    too much..it needs to be changed   he rapes her and shes  too  blame??!!   really?????  its  disgusting ........  here  is  something  really  beautiful a letter  that was written by Joe Biden 

“I do not know your name — but your words are forever seared on my soul,” Biden wrote in a letter he provided to Buzzfeed News. “Words that should be required reading for men and women of all ages. Words that I wish with all of my heart you never had to write.”

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 18: US Vice-President Joe Biden looks on during a bilateral meeting between President Obama and President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in the Oval Office of the White House September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. The two leaders held a bilateral meeting to discuss a strategic aid package for Ukraine for its battle with pro Russian separatists. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

His full letter is printed below:

An Open Letter to a Courageous Young Woman

I do not know your name—but your words are forever seared on my soul. Words that should be required reading for men and women of all ages.

Words that I wish with all of my heart you never had to write.

I am in awe of your courage for speaking out—for so clearly naming the wrongs that were done to you and so passionately asserting your equal claim to human dignity.

And I am filled with furious anger—both that this happened to you and that our culture is still so broken that you were ever put in the position of defending your own worth.

It must have been wrenching—to relive what he did to you all over again. But you did it anyway, in the hope that your strength might prevent this crime from happening to someone else. Your bravery is breathtaking.

You are a warrior—with a solid steel spine.

I do not know your name—but I know that a lot of people failed you that terrible January night and in the months that followed.

Anyone at that party who saw that you were incapacitated yet looked the other way and did not offer assistance. Anyone who dismissed what happened to you as “just another crazy night.” Anyone who asked “what did you expect would happen when you drank that much?” or thought you must have brought it on yourself.

You were failed by a culture on our college campuses where one in five women is sexually assaulted—year after year after year. A culture that promotes passivity. That encourages young men and women on campuses to simply turn a blind eye.

The statistics on college sexual assault haven’t gone down in the past two decades. It’s obscene, and it’s a failure that lies at all our feet.

And you were failed by anyone who dared to question this one clear and simple truth: Sex without consent is rape. Period. It is a crime.

I do not know your name—but thanks to you, I know that heroes ride bicycles.

Those two men who saw what was happening to you—who took it upon themselves to step in—they did what they instinctually knew to be right.

They did not say “It’s none of my business.”

They did not worry about the social or safety implications of intervening, or about what their peers might think.

Those two men epitomize what it means to be a responsible bystander.

To do otherwise—to see an assault about to take place and do nothing to intervene—makes you part of the problem.

Like I tell college students all over this country—it’s on us. All of us.

We all have a responsibility to stop the scourge of violence against women once and for all.

I do not know your name – but I see your unconquerable spirit.

I see the limitless potential of an incredibly talented young woman—full of possibility. I see the shoulders on which our dreams for the future rest.

I see you.

You will never be defined by what the defendant’s father callously termed “20 minutes of action.”

His son will be.

I join your global chorus of supporters, because we can never say enough to survivors: I believe you. It is not your fault.

What you endured is never, never, never, NEVER a woman’s fault.

And while the justice system has spoken in your particular case, the nation is not satisfied.

And that is why we will continue to speak out.

We will speak to change the culture on our college campuses—a culture that continues to ask the wrong questions: What were you wearing?

Why were you there? What did you say? How much did you drink?

Instead of asking: Why did he think he had license to rape?

We will speak out against those who seek to engage in plausible deniability. Those who know that this is happening, but don’t want to get involved. Who believe that this ugly crime is “complicated.”

We will speak of you—you who remain anonymous not only to protect your identity, but because you so eloquently represent “every woman.”

We will make lighthouses of ourselves, as you did—and shine.

Your story has already changed lives.

You have helped change the culture.

You have shaken untold thousands out of the torpor and indifference towards sexual violence that allows this problem to continue.

Your words will help people you have never met and never will.

You have given them the strength they need to fight.

And so, I believe, you will save lives.

I do not know your name—but I will never forget you.

The millions who have been touched by your story will never forget you.

And if everyone who shared your letter on social media, or who had a private conversation in their own homes with their daughters and sons, draws upon the passion, the outrage, and the commitment they feel right now the next time there is a choice between intervening and walking away—then I believe you will have helped to change the world for the better.

 

here is her letter   kat

click the link to read it /////..............https://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/heres-the-powerful-letter-the...

yes this judge........... needs to be removed...and the little disgusting rapists needs to pay for what hhe did!!!

We the people would like to petition that Judge Aaron Persky be removed from his Judicial position for the lenient sentence he allowed in the Brock Turner rape case. Despite a unanimous guilty verdict, three felony convictions, the objections of 250…
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at this point in time, the best she can do is try to do a civil suit, yes she would have to go through it again, but I'd make it as public as possible....

wow...it just gets  better and better...this  story isn't about Brock   but its  about  the #rapeculture   that seems  to be growing .....i just have  no words

‪#‎RapeCulture‬ is global. This also in the last two weeks: more than 30 men raped a 16-year-old girl after drugging her.

The 16-year-old girl arrived at her 19-year-old boyfriend’s house in Rio de Janeiro around 1 a.m. last weekend. She remembers being alone with him there. The girl…
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I read the whole thing and she is so brave to be able to tell him to his face what a piece of sh*t he is and say it so eloquently. All he thought about was his self and how he would lose his scholarship, not that he turned her world and her family's world upside down. Does being a jock at a prestige college give the ok to do whatever you want. I think not, this makes me so angry. Let me say that my first experience with a guy was forced on me and I was told he wasn't going to stop till it felt good. I will never forget those words for as long as I live. Nor will I forget the pain and the bleeding afterwards. He was just as arrogant as this jerk was to her. My only question is WHAT THE HELL GIVES THEM THE RIGHT TO DO THIS? 

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