Your chances of missing news coverage of the Stanford rape trial in the past few months have been—to say the least—minute. But just in case you did miss it: Brock Allen Turner, a former student of Stanford University and ‘star swimmer’, was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in January 2015.
This month, California state judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in prison, an alleviated sentence considering the maximum possibility of 14 years. Meanwhile, the implementation has turned into just three months of imprisonment.
People all over the United States have voiced their anger over the lenient sentence, with a large number of witches hexing Brock Turner, among others, and feminist society GRLCVLT organising a highly popular New York event to unseat judge Aaron Persky.
Disappointment, anger and activism are bigger than borders, however. Global solidarity is more important than ever, and protests are taking place everywhere.
In Amsterdam, Glamcult contributor Michelle Hèlena Janssen and bar-meets-barber Cut Throat have joined forces for a local protest. Fvck Rape Culture Amsterdam invites you to write letters and sign a worldwide petition to unseat Persky. The event takes place on Saturday 2 July—all you need to do is show up and take a stand.