Informal Content Analysis On The Brock Turner Case Essay

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Informal Content Analysis on the Brock Turner Case
1. “Here’s The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read to Her Attacker" by Katie Baker
The emotional article starts out explaining what happened that fateful January 2015 night and then goes onto the lengthy letter the victim wrote addressing Brock Turner—the defendant—in court. The victim, now 23 years old, speaks about the night she wanted to do something with her sister that was visiting for the weekend. They eventually decided to go to a fraternity party on the Stanford campus. After the victim was separated from her sister and drank too much, she was escorted out of the party by Brock Turner. Turner claimed that the victim came willingly and gave consent to go back to his room. The next thing that the victim remembers was waking up in a hospital room. She explains that she was told she had been found unconscious behind a dumpster and had been raped. She details her experience of going through a rape kit test; how the nurses took swabs, pictures, and probed her vagina. When she got home, she didn’t tell her family or boyfriend about the ordeal. She states, “I would see the fear on their faces, and mine would multiply by tenfold, so instead I pretended the whole thing wasn’t real.” The victim tells of how the traumatic incident destroyed her emotionally; “I would drive to a secluded place to scream. I didn’t talk, I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep, I didn’t interact with anyone, and I became isolated.” After a while, she,…

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