The two alleged assaults, which occurred Sept. 24 and Sept 30, both involve Stanford students as suspects.
A rape was reported to a Campus Security Authority on Friday. While it has not been said when the report was made, the female victim said she was raped in the early morning hours on Sept. 30 and a Community Alert was sent by the University late that night. The assault, which was perpetrated by…
When I was in middle school, all female students were required to complete a self-defense class. Fighting off “padded attackers,” we were instructed on how to disable sexual assailants with moves like, most memorably, the “slap-grab-twist-pull.” You can probably imagine how that one goes.
This week, I’ve been absolutely stunned by those fighting to protect the rights of victims as they call for revenge rape, 14-year prison sentences, and brutality against Turner’s family and Judge Persky. For the first time in my life, I fully understand how a lynch mob operates, and frankly, I’m appalled.
I don’t think athletes necessarily need to be held to a higher standard than ordinary citizens; they are, at the end of the day, people too. But perhaps it’s worth reconsidering — particularly when athletes enact serious harm on others — how we choose to remember them, and whether we should stop separating the player from the athlete and start caring about both.
A preliminary hearing for Brock Turner, who was accused of rape last winter, began on Monday at the Palo Alto Courthouse. The victim and another witness who was present the evening of the alleged rape testified in court, as well as one of the Stanford graduate students who intervened during the attack.
Censorship then seems to serve but one primary purpose worldwide: to perpetuate views that cannot withstand the scrutiny of reason.
Director Kirby Dick’s documentary feature, “The Hunting Ground,” chronicles student activists’ passionate and persistent campaign against rape and sexual assault on college campuses.