An Open Letter To Brock Turner
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

An Open Letter To Brock Turner

Do you think you have paid for your actions?

20
An Open Letter To Brock Turner
CBSnews

When a child does something wrong, does putting them in the corner for five seconds teach them a lesson? When you get pulled over, does getting a warning scare you enough to not speed again? If your teenage daughter sneaks out of the house, does taking her cell phone away for thirty minutes teach her to not do it again? Do these consequences teach right from wrong? The answer is no. And the same applies to Brock Turner.

January 17, 2015, Brock Turner was found raping a woman behind a dumpster. From that fact alone, what do you think he would be sentenced to? How long do you think he should/would be imprisoned? He was sentenced a laughable six months. He served three months before being released. Three. Months.

Let me ask you (the readers) a question: If this woman was someone you know, whether it be your daughter, sister, cousin, friend, best friend, etc., how would you feel about this sentence the rapist has served?

Dear Brock Turner,

Do you think that you have paid for your actions? How do you feel knowing you ruined a woman and possibly her outlook on everything for the rest of her life? Can you imagine being unconscious and alone, waking up and finding out that while laying there a man raped your unconscious body? No, of course not. Because you're that man. You're the "man" that thought this was okay. However, you're not much of a man at all. You hurt her and her future.

Furthermore, you deserved many years in prison. You deserve to feel the same pain she went through. But instead, because you were a star athlete at your college and your daddy has money, you were released far too soon. Being released after only three months is horrifying. I'm sure you're sitting in your parents' backyard sitting by the pool and relaxing right now, feeling no regret. Do you think you have paid for your actions?

On another note (one that actually isn't about you for once in your life), imagine how she felt when she heard you were being released. The pure fear of hearing the man who raped you is getting out of jail after serving only three short months. The woman you ruined is receiving no justice for herself. She will walk around just as free as you will - as a rapist. Do you think you have paid for your actions?

Brock, you owe Mommy and Daddy quite the thank you. You have ripped apart a young woman's outlook on men and love, and you paid a very little cost for it. In the future, what if you have a daughter, Brock? God forbid anything like what you did happen to her. But, if it did, and her rapist only spent THREE months, ninety days in jail, would you be satisfied? Brock, do you think you have paid for your actions?

When a little kid sticks their tongue out and doesn't get in trouble for it, what do the other kids start to do? They also start to stick out their tongue because the first child that did it didn't get in trouble - so why would they? I hope that doesn't comply with Brock's situation. "If Brock Turner only had to spend three months, why would I have to spend any more?" I hope you haven't started anything like this Brock Turner.

Being released on 'good behavior' is kind of ironic isn't it? He raped a woman while intoxicated and after three months was released due to good behavior. That's just crazy. Good behavior should not apply to this man whose behavior was what landed him inside that cell anyways.

You are disgusting, Brock Turner.

That woman deserves to walk this Earth with more freedoms than you. She deserves to walk around alone without being afraid what you did to her is going to happen again. You ruined a woman's life at little expense to your own.

You deserve nothing but being surrounded by white walls, Turner.

If you think you have paid for your actions, you are wrong.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

86495
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

52424
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments