Know My Name (Q47)

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    24 September 2019
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    He had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral and read on the floor of Congress.
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    It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.
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    Now she reclaims her indentity to tell her story of trauma and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways. There were eyewitnesses, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victim face in even the best-case scenarios.
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