The rape of Emily Doe by Brock Turner and the 6 month sentence he received has sparked outrage throughout the country. This week is the 100th show on the Ready for Love podcast and I wanted to tackle something special and this is the topic I picked. Turner is definitely NOT special. But the topic of the rape culture, the mistreatment of women and men who are assaulted is a subject that is very personal to me. This is a show that’s very tough to do, but it needs to be done and I want to tackle it and share this discussion with the listeners. There are some really tough moments and I ask you to bear with me.
This is also the story of a young woman that has been through hell – sadly I understand at least a part of her story and struggle and I applaud the strength, the maturity, and the class she shows in how she handles this. She is NOT a victim. Even in the moments when she hid so she could cry, when she was late for work or didn’t know if she could face the judge, her family or the court, she was and is a survivor. For every rape survivor — we send you our support and our respect. You may never know how much you are admired for what you’ve done.
This show airs Thursday July 7, 2016 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern
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Jen Dent from Project Consent is my guest – she has done extensive research about the case, she has blogged about it and put together a great Vlog – you will find links to all kinds of information about the case below and more information about the work Jen is doing and also links to Project Consent – you should definitely check out what they are doing. And, if you’d like to volunteer and help out, definitely reach out to them, there is always something you can do to help. I’d also like to give a shout out to my friend Lauren Hill for joining us on the call and sharing her thoughts and comments on this important case – and I’m pretty sure she’ll be listening to the show in the chatroom with me at show time 🙂
Links to More Info –
Brock Turner Case Breakdown – http://www.projectconsent.com/articles/brock-turner-breakdown
Turner’s Mother’s Letter – http://abcnews.go.com/US/brock-turners-mother-foresaw-public-outcry-stanford-swimmer/story?id=39764068
Letter to Turner’s Dad – http://www.foreverymom.com/brock-turner-letter-dad-dan-turner-whitney-fleming/
Outrage over Sentence – http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/us/sexual-assault-brock-turner-stanford/
Two Students the Stopped Turner – http://www.teenvogue.com/story/carl-fredrik-arndt-peter-jonsson-stop-stanford-rapist-brock-allen-turner
Turner Banned from Swimming – http://abcnews.go.com/US/usa-swimming-bans-stanford-student-brock-turner-life/story?id=39752826
Turner Blames Party Culture – http://abcnews.go.com/US/stanford-student-brock-turner-blames-party-culture-sexual/story?id=39702144
About Jen Dent –
Jen Dent is a registered nurse with a Masters degree in healthcare education. She worked for many years in surgery. After that, she taught at the nursing school that she graduated from. Currently, she works as a nursing supervisor for a home care agency. She oversees the care of patients who need help carrying out their daily activities on their own.
Jen is the author of three books (listed below). She is also a staff writer and monthly vlogger for Project Consent (www.projectconsent.com), a nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate of a future in which rape culture no longer exists to belittle survivors and liken assault to a joke. For the year that Project Consent has been up and running, they have expanded to a flourishing platform with a global outreach to promote consent in every community. By providing a supportive platform for survivors and listeners alike, they aim to dismantle the harmful motion that sexual assault should ever be accepted and affirm that consent should never be assumed or owed.
Jen is very well known in the world of social media. She is a prolific Vine star who is known for her eponymous channel. She gained particular popularity for her comedic 6-second vignettes posted there, as well as her advocacy for sexual assault awareness and victims’ rights. She also runs a popular YouTube channel (jentotheden) where she posts similar content.
She founded the Phoenix Phoundation on Vine to raise money and awareness for survivors of sexual assault. She has also served as a contributor to the Project Consent online publication. She is a registered nurse and she’s worked with Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). She is a Nationally Credentialed Advocate for victims of crime.
Vine: Jen Dent
Project Consent Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Consent: projectconsent.com
Project Consent: @consentproject