Normally I like to keep my blogs light and fun. However, I’m making an exception this morning. Why? Because I feel nothing but outrage and disgust with the sentence that was handed down in the Stanford swimmer sexual assault case. I know that I’m not alone with this thought.
Brock Turners sentence was a slap on the wrist, 6 months is a joke! What really upsets me even more, was his fathers reaction. Here is just some of the letter:
20 minutes of action? Seriously? What about his victim? His victim has to carry around the thoughts of what has happened to her, for the rest of her life. Errrrr!!!!! Read his father’s full letter HERE. I’ll let you be the judge.
Her statement just breaks my heart, I was in tears reading it. Where is the justice for this young woman and sexual assault victims….EVERYWHERE!?
While I am on the topic of sexual assault, I wanted to share some Canadian stats with you from sexualassault.ca:
- Of every 100 incidents of sexual assault, only 6 are reported to the police
- 1 – 2% of “date rape” sexual assaults are reported to the police
- 1 in 4 North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime
- 11% of women have physical injury resulting for sexual assault
- Only 2 – 4% of all sexual assaults reported are false reports
- 60% of sexual abuse/assault victims are under the age of 17
- over 80% of sex crime victims are women
- 80% of sexual assault incidents occur in the home
- 17% of girls under 16 have experienced some form of incest
- 83% of disabled women will be sexual assaulted during their lifetime
- 15% of sexual assault victims are boys under 16
- half of all sexual offenders are married or in long term relationships
- 57% of aboriginal women have been sexually abused
- 1/5th of all sexual assaults involve a weapon of some sort
- 80% of assailants are friends and family of the victim
Sexual assault is not OKAY!