California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Images)
In May, Calif., Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) introduced a bill that would define ‘stealthing’ as a form of sexual assault, and on Tuesday, the state Senate Public Safety Committee advanced the bill, while acknowledging it was unclear whether or how such a law would be enforced.
“As it stands now, Brock’s life has been deeply altered forever by the events of Jan 17 and 18,” reads the statement, in which the elder Turner argues that his son shouldn’t be sent to jail. “He will never be his happy-go-lucky self with that easygoing personality and welcoming smile.”And then, in what has become perhaps the most contentious part of the letter, the father attempts to explain why jail time isn’t a fair punishment for his son.”These verdicts have broken and shattered him and our family in so many ways,” he writes of the convicted sex offender. “His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve.””That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20-plus years of life.”
One night in January 2015, two Stanford University graduate students biking across campus spotted a freshman thrusting his body on top of an unconscious, half-naked woman behind a dumpster. This March, a California jury found the former student, 20-year-old Brock Allen Turner, guilty of three counts of sexual assault. Turner faced a maximum of 14 years in state prison. On Thursday, he was sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. The judge said he feared a longer sentence would have a “severe im
Kylie Jenner will be 18 on Aug 10, at which point I suppose we are all suppose to stop talking about the fact that she has been sleeping with dating Tyga since 2014. He has written sexually explicit lyrics about her that are incredibly disturbing.
At 16, you are not equipped to make the same emotional decisions that someone 5 or even 10 years your senior are able to make. It doesn’t matter if you bought a house and flew on a jet with Karl Lagerfeld; sixteen-year-old girls are not emotionally mature no matter how much we want to make them into adults in our heads.
With everything that is going on in her life already, being sexually exploited by both her family members and her ‘boyfriend’ are major causes for alarm. I can only hope she still has money for the therapy bills later in life.
Rape culture starts in the home. At least, it is for Kylie Jenner.
I want to give a shout out to the two 13-year-old Canadian girls who want to end rape culture by creating a consent culture and teaching this program in their health education classes. Good job, ladies!