After Stanford rapist Brock Turner sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, California Judge Aaron Persky decided a six-month jail sentence would do — which felt like a slap in the face to many survivors of sexual assault.
Since then, more than a million people have signed a petition for Persky’s removal from the bench. The decision is also why 1,000 people came together in Brooklyn, New York, last week at a letter-signing party organized by a feminist secret society, GRLCVLT, asking California’s Commission of Judicial Performance to unseat Persky.
“If you look at the letter that the victim wrote and the treatment she received after, you see how unjust the justice system is," 27-year-old Shamia Casiano, who attended the letter-writing event, tells Teen Vogue.
The meeting was organized by GRLCVLT, led by model and photographer Remy Holwick, which has over 3,000 members in New York City alone, and thousands more in Los Angeles, Sydney, and other cities around the globe. Remy tells Teen Vogue that the huge outpouring of people wanting to sign the letters shows that people are eager to have their voices heard and prompt change. “If you can find voices that resonate with yours, look at how much noise you can make,” she says.
Originally posted by Teen Vogue
By Camile Sardina
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