Dear Judge Persky,
Did you know that every 2 minutes an American is sexually assaulted? I mean all you have to do is type in “rape statistics” on Google to find that fact. But you don’t really care do you?
Did you also know that 1 in 4 women are assaulted each year on college campuses? You see, in my mind, knowing that statistic angers me; it makes me want to inspire some sort of change to stop this from happening. But you don’t really care do you?
It didn’t seem to phase you when Brock Turner’s victim read every sadistic detail of her rape in your court room or when his father stated that her rape was purely “20 minutes” of misconduct on his part. I can tell you from experience, those 20 minutes are the only 20 minutes of her life that will haunt her every day. And what does he get? Just six months. Just six months, while she gets a lifetime in the prison of her own mind.
I think something is wrong here Judge Persky.
I think the fact that a woman’s body is only worth 6 months in prison is kind of an issue. I also think the fact that you seem to value Brock Turner’s mental sanity over the victim’s and other women’ safety is also slightly problematic. You see, by letting him off you are sending a message that rape is something to be downplayed.
YOU are part of the issue causing this epidemic. How does that make you feel?
Did you know that 97 out of 100 rapists don’t get punished? You had one of the 3% of cases in which there was a punishment dealt, and what punishment did you deal? A laughable sentence for a sick and twisted crime.
You say that any more than 6 months would have long-lasting effects on him and since he’s a first time perpetrator he doesn’t need to face a full sentence. What if he had committed first-degree murder? Would it still be slightly okay since he’s a first time perpetrator? Or is it just okay in this instance since he didn’t physically murder her, he just killed her emotional sanity, ability to have normal relationships or trust others, and any chance to basically live a normal life from now on? But that doesn’t really matter right?
In all, I think the real kicker in this whole situation is that you have diminished MY worth as a woman, MY control over my own body and choices to a sentence of 6 months. That is half a year out of the average 76 years of life a person has.
I don’t know about all you women out there, but I think my body is worth a hell of a lot more than six months.
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