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Emily Doe, Brock Turner Victim, Named Glamour Woman of the Year

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Emily Doe penned an essay for Glamour after the magazine named the victim of Brock Turner's assault one of its Women of the Year. (Glamour)

By    |   Wednesday, 02 Nov 2016 01:15 PM

Emily Doe, the woman whom former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting before a lenient sentence this year, was named one of Glamour magazine's Women of the Year and wrote an essay for the publication.

Other people lauded by the magazine include gold medal gymnast Simone Biles, Black Lives Matter movement female founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, and U2's male lead singer Bono, among others.

Doe, the pseudonym for the woman whose name has never been publicly released, wrote about her reaction to Turner being sentenced to six months in jail in June after he was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault in her case by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.

Doe's 12-page victim's statement about the incident that took place after a fraternity party in January 2015 and the sentence sparked outrage among some and a discussion about the so-called "rape culture" on college campuses.

"We all know the statistics: One out of every six females will have someone rape her — or attempt to," wrote Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive. "Doe sent those women a message: I am with you. Glamour is honored to name Emily Doe a Woman of the Year."

Doe said in her Glamour essay that she was brought to silence by the six-month sentence.

"I yelled half of my statement. So when it was quickly announced that he'd be receiving six months, I was struck silent," Doe wrote for Glamour. "Immediately I felt embarrassed for trying, for being led to believe I had any influence. The violation of my body and my being added up to a few months out of his summer.

"The judge would release him back to his life, back to the 40 people who had written him letters from Ohio. I began to panic; I thought, this can't be the best case scenario. If this case was meant to set the bar, the bar had been set on the floor," she continued.

Doe said she began to receive support after BuzzFeed asked to publish her victim's statement and acknowledged a letter of support from Vice President Joe Biden and CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield read her statement on air.

She said in the essay, though, that one unidentified comment from January struck her: "Sad. I hope my daughter never ends up like her."

"Instead of being a role model to be looked up to, I was a sad example to learn from, a story that caused you to shield your daughter's eyes and shake your heads with pity," Doe wrote for Glamour.

"So now to the one who said, 'I hope my daughter never ends up like her,' I am learning to say, I hope you end up like me, meaning, I hope you end up like me strong. I hope you end up like me proud of who I'm becoming. I hope you don't 'end up,' I hope you keep going. And I hope you grow up knowing that the world will no longer stand for this. Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving," Doe said.

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