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HONORING HER WORDS ... After several years, petitions, student activism and delays, Stanford University has installed a plaque with the words of Chanel Miller at a campus memorial garden marking where she was sexually assaulted by former student Brock Turner in 2015. The plaque was installed on Monday, the university confirmed, with these words from her famous victim impact statement: "You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today." The university had originally rejected this quote, a decision Provost Persis Drell reversed in November following public pressure. "This is a contemplative space that seeks to honor and support survivors of sexual violence and remind us of our obligations to the safety and wellbeing of all in our community," reads another plaque that sits at the entrance to the garden. Representatives for Miller did not respond to a request for comment.

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15 people like this
Posted by Outraged By Wrongful Assaults
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 1, 2020 at 2:06 pm

>>""You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today."

^^^There should be markers EVERYWHERE a woman, man or child was wrongfully & sexually assaulted throughout the entire nation.

Including Catholic parishes & Boy Scout campgrounds.

Maybe then the penalties will be harsher as it takes public consciousness on a far larger scale to enact harsher punishments.

Are you listening Harvey Weinstein?


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a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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