'Powerful Letter Of Stanford Sexual Assault Victim Enters House Of Representatives'By Sarene Mae Butao, UniversityHerald Reporter
A powerful statement of a 23-year old Stanford University Sexual Assault victim draws the attention of the people and makes it to the House of Representatives.
The letter that caught the attention of many and was written by the Stanford sexual assault victim over a year ago will be read aloud by Congressman Jackie Speier on the floor of the House of Representatives. U.S Representative Jackie Speier will hold a one-hour special order on Wednesday night, The Huffington Post reported.
According to Jackie Speier, the victim's courage and bravery inspired her, for not everyone can deal with this kind of serious matter. The victim's written letter also meant a symbolic act for everyone out there who were also victims of sexual offense and hopes that this can be a stepping stone to raise awareness and serious action regarding this crime, Speier added. The readings authoritatively put victim's letter into the congressional record, making it a recorded fraction in American history. About 40 members of the Congress from both sides were present, NBC BAY AREA reported,
The letter of the sexual assault victim went viral after she read it in the Court and posted it in the internet. Her letter received positive feedbacks and was praised for her bravery. Her letter has already garnered 16 million reads on Buzzfeed and was even read on air by Bill de Blasio, a CNN Host and New York City Mayor.
Inside her 12-page letter, were her powerful statement and how her life was affected after what happened. "If you think I was spared, came out unscathed, that today I ride off into sunset, while you suffer the greatest blow, you are mistaken. Nobody wins." The victim said in her letter, addressing Brock Turner.
Brock Turner, the woman's attacker was declared guilty last March 2015 for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman while visiting Stanford University. Unfortunately, even for everyone sexual offense is very serious matter, the Judge who was responsible for the case denied the prosecutor's plead to condemn the attacker with a six-year prison punishment and instead making it into a six months jail sentence.