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Brock Turner

Brock Turner is a convicted rapist who was only held in prison for three months; he raped another student at Stanford and faced few consequences. I decided to write this poem because this case is still relevant. It proves what our country truly values. It proves they are more worried about a white man’s life and education more so than a female rape victims, whose life will forever be changed. As a feminist and someone who believes in social justice, I wanted to further expose Brock for what he truly is: a rapist whose life deserves to be spent in prison.

 

Victimized, Traumatized, and Still No Justice

White, blonde hair, blue eyes

my monster wears a suit and tie

He sits across the courtroom and denies

 

He denies what he did to me in order to be set free

his attorneys sit there and defend him preaching he was destined to be a champion

An olympian they say, wishing it was still true today

 

They blame me for his choices, not a gold medal but a prison sentence

 

They blame me for wearing a cardigan

They blame me for drinking

They blame me for walking alone

 

They blame me for taking away his dream

 

His dreams?

What about my dreams!

My dreams ripped from me along with my shirt behind a dumpster

Pine needles woven into my hair, their smell lingering in my nose

 

12 am

 

He got 6 months watered down to 3

Not wanting to disturb his life

Horrified by the idea of it being over

 

But my life will forever be unhinged, this moment ever present in my mind

With no get out of jail free card

 

Because in our country the guilty always go free

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Hi Im Gali, I'm a 17 year old activist living in portland oregon. Ive got a lot of angst and a lot to say, so I hope you enjoy reading it!

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