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“To girls everywhere, I am with you”

I wrote something for today but then I read the letter.

If you don’t know what letter I’m talking about then you haven’t been paying attention. You must pay attention.

“To girls everywhere, I am with you”

Even now. Even after all of it. Even after reading the letter to a courtroom of a judge, jury, and her rapist, she is with us.

This could be you.
Your daughter.
Your partner.
Your friend.
It could be any of us.

The letter is all you need read today. It is powerful. It is moving. It is uncomfortable. It is revealing. It is pain spelled out in remembrances and thoughts of the future.

holding handsYou must pay attention.

“To girls everywhere, I am with you”

To the young woman from Stanford and to all women, especially the ones who never got a chance to stand up against those who assaulted them, I stand with you. I cry with you. I fight with you.

 

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From BuzzFeed
https://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/heres-the-powerful-letter-the-stanford-victim-read-to-her-ra?utm_term=.dlBRVWAGe#.nk8XZj4aW

Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker

A former Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman was sentenced to six months in jail because a longer sentence would have “a severe impact on him,” according to a judge. At his sentencing Thursday, his victim read him a letter describing the “severe impact” the assault had on her.

Read the letter HERE

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