On the Stanford Rape Case

Dahlia Season

It’s been a little over a week since the bombshell sentencing hit my social media feeds: Six months in county jail.

It’s been 8 days since Brock Turner’s father’s letter to the judge went viral. That sentence, he alleged, was too steep a price to pay for a mere “20 minutes of action.”

It’s been 7 days since Buzzfeed published the survivor’s harrowing victim impact statement.

It’s been two days since Joe Biden released an open letter to the Stanford survivor. “I will never forget you.”

I’ve been thinking a lot about this statement in light of the 24 hour news cycle. How long can we keep this story alive?

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Published by C.H. Armstrong

C.H. (Cathie) Armstrong is 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and is the author of THE EDGE OF NOWHERE (Penner, 2016), ROAM (Central Avenue, Feb. 5, 2019) and co-author of DÉJÀ YOU: STORIES OF SECOND CHANCES. She is represented by Tina P. Schwartz at The Purcell Agency, LLC.

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