[Content Note: Rape culture; privilege.]
A terrible end to a terrible story:
Brock Turner, the former Stanford student and star swimmer convicted of sexual assault of an unconscious woman, is scheduled to be released from jail on Friday, September 2, CNN reports.For good behavior. Good behavior.
Turner was sentenced to six months in jail in June. His September release means that he will leave the Santa Clara County jail three months early for good behavior.
Three months means that Turner has served one month for each of the three felony counts of sexual assault for which he was convicted.
Part of me wants to spend the next two hours of my life writing a 3,000-word screed riddled with profanity about this execrable nightmare of rank injustice, but I don't even want to give this privileged turd that much of my energy.
I'm sure you know exactly what I think and exactly what I feel about this contemptible dogshit anyway.
Instead, I will simply say this: I take up space in solidarity with his victim. Forever. I will care hard and lastingly for her, in inverse proportion to how little he did.