Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Twenty Minutes of Action????

We live in a society where people fake outrage on nearly every subject imaginable.

People become outraged over Chris Rock jokes, for crying out loud...

...and forget it when it comes to the political candidates.

The candidate that you like may say racist things, or mishandle confidential emails, but the outrage isn't complete unless it's the person you hate.

But there was true cause for outrage today.

Dan Turner is an idiot.

You know who he is?

The father of Brock Turner...the Stanford swimmer who was found guilty of sexual assault.

That man had the gall to write, in defense of his son, that the kid's future should not be ruined because of "Twenty Minutes of Action."

Brock Turner was convicted of attacking an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.

There was plenty of evidence that he had raped the woman...

...effectively changing her life forever.

But Dan Turner is not alone as the idiot here.

Because the judge bought it.

Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock to 6 months in jail...

...not prison, mind you, but just the lockup.

6 months, probation and registering as a sex offender for a violent rape of an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.

We have a long ways to go in the treatment of women in this country.

Bill Cosby allegedly drugged and molested women for years and years. There had to be more than a few people along the way who gave a wink and a nod.

One of the presidential candidates bashed a female news anchor this year by saying she had "blood coming out of her eyes or out of her wherever."

That same candidate has downgraded women at every turn and it gets the classic locker room treatment.

Boys will be boys.

And the father of a rapist downplays it by calling it "20 minutes of action."

And the male judge takes that side saying that they really should think about not ruining the boys life over it.

What a joke.

Someday.

Soon.

We should start thinking about the lives of the women who get ruined in these cases.

If we can't get tough when someone rapes someone when can we?

Sometimes 20 minutes of action...

...is plenty.

Shame on all involved here...

...except for the woman who was treated like garbage.

Literally treated like garbage.

That's enough to be outraged about.

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