Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in June of 2016 for sexual assault. But only three months later he was released. In today’s society, sexual violence is dismissed as quickly as its perpetrators. It’s no wonder assaults go severely underreported. How can statements like “It was only 20 minutes of action” lead to so much inaction? We believe justice can’t be served until the sentence matches the severity of the crime.
Yana Mazurkevich, a 20-year-old student at Ithaca College in New York, decided to create a photo series about Brock’s release and its message is shockingly powerful.