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An Open Letter to the Stanford Rape Survivor

An Open Letter to the Stanford Rape Survivor

Woman’s Day
June 10, 2016

In the days following the light sentencing of a former Stanford University student convicted of raping an unconscious woman, which drew widespread criticism for being a “slap on the wrist, ” a letter written by the victim has gone viral, eliciting more than 10 million views. In a show of support, public figures ranging from CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield to New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray have read the statement on air, while Vice President Joe Biden has written an open letter to the survivor. Now, victim advocacy organization Safe Horizon is sharing a message of hope and gratitude to let the survivor and thousands of others like her know that they are not alone.

Read the Woman’s Day article here.

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