Brock turner has been trying to get away with sexual assault for years after being infamously caught in the middle of raping an unconscious woman by two graduate students who called him out, chased after him, and pinned him down until police came. After failing to lie his way out of custody, he was put in jail for a whopping three months for 5 charges. He was put on probation and also on the sexual offender database.
I could write about how this trash human got off very easy given his crime, or how people were sympathetic toward him (a promising athlete; also Caucasian), or how this isn’t even close to justice, but no. Today, I’m pissed off at the fact that he’s trying to appeal his 2015 case by saying that he wasn’t actually guilty because he just wanted outercourse, not intercourse.
Oh, okay! Since you hadn’t gotten around to taking off your pants when you were caught, it isn’t actually rape. Forget the fact that you undressed her, she was completely unconscious, penetrated her body, and were also getting yourself off. Your dick was still in your underpants. I get it now. All is forgiven.
Seriously, what kind of bullshit is this? Outercourse isn’t a real thing, but even if you want to argue that it is… The victim was blacked out. She did not give consent. She was so drunk prior to her blacking out that she would legally not have been able to give consent. Anything he intended to do to and with her body in a sexual context is criminal behavior, ergo.
The problem here is that Brock Turner doesn’t seem to understand that he did something wrong, or why it was wrong. He just wants to be able to have raped someone and go back to living a regular life. His father argues that being a registered sex offender is going to make Brock’s life challenging. I agree! And it should make his life challenging. He should have to think about what he did for the rest of his life – his victim certainly will, sadly. Giving him a slap on the wrist and a way to get off without any repercussions is not going to change the person he is, and that person is one that thinks it’s okay to take advantage of another human being. Rapists should be punished. Men should not rape. Men should not try to get out of trouble by making up excuses like “outercourse”.
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