By now, we’ve all heard about the Brock Turner rape case, or at least most of us have. We’ve heard of his very lenient sentence after he was literally caught in the middle of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. We’ve heard that his father flippantly referred to the rape as “20 minutes of action” which caused his son to lose his love for steak and chips.
Please disregard that noise you’re hearing right now. It’s just the world’s tiniest violin playing.
However, despite all of that, I don’t want to believe that this facebook page is real. It’s called Brock Turner Family Support, and this is the lovely caption it comes with.
Such complete disregard for human dignity as displayed by many of the commenters on this page is appalling. Do you have any idea how devastating an impact words can have on a person? Can you muster even an ounce of compassion for the anguish Brock and his family are going through? I seriously doubt most of you even have the capacity for empathy. How would you feel if it were your son having such horrible things said about him? You should be ashamed of yourselves!
Your words may sting, but no amount of vitriol can bring us down to your level. WE ARE #BROCKSTRONG
Yes, we are aware how devastating words can be. Like, how someone could dismiss rape as “20 minutes of action”, for instance. That’s pretty devastating. So great, we agree! Oh, wait, that’s not what you were referring to, was it?
A quick look at the page, and I’ve never seen anything so victim-blamey in my life. So much so I’m putting it below the fold.
Are you being fucking serious right now?
You know what? I don’t even care if it is real or satire. This shit is disgusting either way.
And the page deserves every negative comment it gets. No rape or death threats, obviously, but I think you should go ahead and tell them exactly what you think about this kind of messaging. If it is a real support page, it is the most thick-headed display of victim blaming I have ever seen. If it is satire, it’s also not fucking funny.