This will probably be short and caustic, because Brock and Dan Turner have made such a ridiculous mess of this that the presiding judge almost looks sane. Between Brock’s blaming of a party culture and his father’s claim of 20 minutes of action, we have apologists galore for a senseless act of violence and power by an 18 year old athlete who should have had “Privilege” tattooed on his dong.
This young man, had he been taught properly the respect for women that most civilized men know instinctively, would never have felt it was okay to have intercourse with an unconscious woman. On what world do men think that it’s okay? Other, that is, than on Turner World, where “action” doesn’t equal “rape.” American men could learn something from the two Swedish students who came to the victim’s aid and tackled the rapist. They were the only real men on site that night.
The crazy judge worried that the poor boy’s life would be damaged by conviction for three felonies. I would love to hear him say the same if Turner had been black. For a good white boy of privilege, it is unfortunate but not fatal to be convicted of three felonies, but the crusher was having to register as a sex offender. Poor baby! And not a word of remorse or regret for the harm caused an innocent woman. I can hear the cries of outrage. She was drunk! She asked for it! Bull. She asked for a hangover; what she got was one of the most painful and denigrating experiences a woman could go through at the hands of a supposedly civilized man. She could have had something much worse, had it not been for two men who reacted well and spontaneously to do the right thing.
The heroes of this action are appalled by what they witnessed. The poor victim only knows her story through their eyes. These were the only real men on that scene that night. Brock Turner was a vile little boy, the son of a vile man, who both have no idea how to behave decently in polite society. One’s a criminal, a felon, the other an apologist. Anyone who pays into poor Papa Turner’s legal fund is an immoral enabler of privilege and a denigrater of a woman’s right to safety in a social setting. I hope you’re all proud of yourselves for the disgusting picture you present to people in this country.