An Analysis Of Brock Turner 's Article Essay

1189 Words Sep 8th, 2016 5 Pages
This article begins by introducing Brock Turner, who was sentenced to six months of prison for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster; he only served three of those six months because he was let off for good behavior. Many people are outraged at his short sentence. He basically only got a slap on the wrist, when this crime is worth 14 years of prison. This short sentence can be blamed on the white privilege that this well-educated, rich, white man, who was a swimmer at Stanford University, had. The article continues to explain how he definitely should have served more time, even though most rapists do not serve anything close to the amount of time they deserve to. Mia Goldstein, the author, gave some quotes from Brock as well. One of these quotes was how he will “never drink alcohol again.” The whole situation was blamed on him and his victims consumption of alcohol; putting aside the fact that he bragged about this situation to his friends and sent them pictures of the unconscious woman. He claims it was all the fault of the state he was in, instead of taking responsible himself for ruining this young woman’s life. Brock never showed remorse for the situation and never apologized or admitted his fault, but instead it was claimed that none of it was his fault. However, Brock was an exception; out of every 1,000 rapes, 994 of the rapists walk free. Even though Brock only served three months, he was part of the 0.6% that had any jail time. The author of the article…

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