The Stanford rape survivor will not be honored with a plaque at the university after the school rejected her quotes. Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of raping “Emily Doe” on Stanford’s campus in 2015. The letter she read at his sentencing went viral and, more than a year later, Stanford University was planning to include a quote from the letter at a memorial site on campus in the spot where the altercation took place. But after two of Doe’s suggested quotes were rejected by Stanford, the university announced there would be no plaque.
Stanford law professor Michelle Dauber suggested an idea for the plaque as a way for the survivor’s voice to be remembered.
She stated, “Emily Doe’s impact statement inspired millions around the world. It would have been a real benefit to the Stanford community to have a quote from this important piece of writing selected by the author for that location.”
The Stanford Association of Students for Sexual Assault Prevention has drafted a petition calling for an apology from the university for rejecting Doe’s suggested quotes.
The petition states, “While Stanford University has taken many positive steps to address sexual assault on our campus, it has too often failed to follow through in its promises to support survivors of sexual assault. It is time for the university to uphold its commitment to both Emily Doe and the Stanford community in the fight against sexual violence. We must ensure that no survivor is silenced on our campus.”