We can be heroes

You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.

Those 15 words — and the 7,102 that followed — were spoken in a courtroom by a now 23-year-old woman to the man who raped her, while unconscious, next to a Dumpster behind a fraternity at Stanford University a year and a half ago.

They may well be the most powerful words I’ve ever read. Continue reading