Turner was charged with the assault of “Emily Doe” while she was unconscious. The high-profile case upset many human rights activists, and the victim, her family. The Stanford University case has revealed the reason why many rape cases, especially on the campus remain unreported. Brock Turner deserved a longer sentence after being found guilty to show the world that justice can be served for sexual assault victims. The first article I read was a piece by Marina Koren called "Telling the Story of the Stanford Rape Case."
In the book “The Lovely Bones”, Alice Sebold talks about how sexual assault can affect the family of the victim. This lead to the conclusion of that there are many ways to deal with grief. Susie’s father wanted justice for her death and turned craze looking for the killer. Susie also changed when Mr.Harvey raped and killed her. She came to understand that life will move on, with the people in it.
One of the questions that stood out to me in Pinker’s essay was “Do men have an innate tendency to rape?” This question caught my eye considering I do know women who have been raped by a man. Is the leading cause in this atrocity caused by a gene, lack of love as a child, or something way deeper? Pinker describes a “dangerous idea” as “not harmful technologies but as statements of fact or policy that are defended with evidence and argument by serious scientist and thinkers but which are felt to challenge the collective decency of an age (Pinker 531).” A dangerous idea
The result of the rape leaves the victim fearful and hesitant to report it due to the confusion and shame they often experience after the rape. So whether in the end if it is consensual or forced is up to the evidence and the thought of what really went down. The truth can not be hidden as it can be found rather easy through simple eye witness testimonies or
Rape Renders One Silent The power of the voice is underrated. The ability to speak up for oneself is a vital tool, and without this ability, one is powerless. Victims of rape are often left voiceless. Laurie Halse Anderson tells the story of a silenced rape victim, Melinda, in her realistic-fiction novel Speak. Melinda is raped by an older boy at a party the summer before her freshman year of high school.
Bob testified accusing Tom of rape, but there was a lot of evidence in the sheriff's testimony to prove that Bob was lying in his testimony, like how the sheriff said that when he heard about Bob's daughter. Bob was expected and sounded happy about it. This evidence shows that Tom is the mockingbird. His innocence is starting to be destroyed, not just by Bob but the jury, and all the white people that are just stereotyping Tom because of his color. In this next quote, this is more in depth on the town of Maycomb and how they stereotype blacks.
Born Marguerite Annie Johnson in 1928, Maya Angelou had a very brutal upbringing. She encountered firsthand racial prejudice and discrimination from a very young age, as well as being taken advantage of sexually. While visiting her mother when she was seven years old, she was “raped by her mother’s boyfriend.” Angelou’s uncle murdered her mother’s boyfriend as vengeance for the crime. This was all so traumatizing for Angelou that she “spent years as a virtual mute” (“Maya Angelou”). She believed that because she had confessed who raped her, that is why the man was killed; therefore she stopped talking for five years because she blamed herself for ruining her rapist’s life.
Juveniles that commit heinous crimes, such as murder, should be sentenced to life in prison because their mind is developed enough to where they are conscious of what they are performing. When juveniles commit crimes, people say they are not fully aware of what they are implementing. People also say that juveniles should not be sent to life in prison because they haven’t lived their full life and they need to experience more within the world. What they have not noticed is that they need to somehow learn from their mistakes. How are they going to learn if they supposably “do not” know what they did
As a result of public shaming being a more effective punishment, criminals are less likely to repeat the offense. Public shaming could result in a criminal to have a traumatic experience. Unlike other forms of punishment, public shaming allows for a criminal to truly feel what they did was wrong and it “can be a strong motivator for good behavior” (Diana Kwon). A criminal could be sentenced to 4-8 years of jail time and remain unchanged, but with public shaming the criminal receives publicity that is “so unpleasant that it qualifies as punishment” (Greg Beato). Because of this, Some people would argue that with public shaming a punishment is extended beyond the sentence.