How authorities and the victims themselves can address this crisis
The outcome of the rape case against Brock Turner has created national dialogue about the intersection of violence against women, campus sexual assault, race and class, privilege and discrimination, the role of the campus adjudication process and the flaws in our criminal justice system. Many question the six month sentence a former student athlete at Stanford University received after being found guilty of three felony counts. There is also outrage directed at the judge who determined the sentence. Lost in the noise are the survivors who have listened and observed the reactions of their communities. Because each time a news story flashes across the television, each time there is a post on social media, and each time an article pops up online, survivors everywhere are heartbreakingly reminded of their own experience.