Saturday 21 October 2017

It's not just women who have a problem with rape

Brock Turner, right, makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto, Califiornia Photo: Dan Honda/AP
Brock Turner, right, makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto, Califiornia Photo: Dan Honda/AP

Liz Kearney

Thanks to the searing eloquence of the unnamed victim in the now notorious Stanford rape case, this weekend many of us are a tiny bit closer to understanding the devastating, long-lasting effects of sexual assault.

The anonymous woman, who delivered a 12-page victim impact statement to a Californian courtoom in the wake of her assailant's conviction, had been found unconscious behind a dumpster truck after being attacked by college swimming star Brock Turner.

The assault lasted 20 minutes, but its repercussions will last a lifetime.

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