I hope you’re keeping up on the story of the 23 year old Stanford student who was raped. This, in my opinion and the opinion of many is that this is a terrible breach of justice and indicative of what I hope is the growing acknowledgement that we live in a rape culture.
She writes in her powerful victim impact statement:
“The probation officer weighed the fact that he has surrendered a hard earned swimming scholarship. If I had been sexually assaulted by an un-athletic guy from a community college, what would his sentence be? If a first time offender from an underprivileged background was accused of three felonies and displayed no accountability for his actions other than drinking, what would his sentence be? How fast he swims does not lessen the impact of what happened to me.”
This is what inspired this cartoon.