Brock Turner, a Stanford University athlete with Olympic aspirations, was convicted in March of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at a fraternity party. Turner was caught in the act, and chased down by two witnesses.
Though facing up to 14 years in prison, Turner received a six-month sentence . Even this slap on the wrist was viewed as excessive by his father. Dan Turner had opined, in a letter to the court, that jail time would be “a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action” .
While it is difficult to overstate the sheer stupidity of this remark, the remark itself is extremely revealing. Clearly, here is a father who taught his son nothing about ethics or morality, since he himself cannot grasp the violation that occurred. Evidently, women are merely to be viewed as sexual conquests…a convenience – like party favors – particularly if they are unconscious…
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