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Know My Name de Chanel Miller
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Know My Name (2019 original; edició 2020)

de Chanel Miller (Autor)

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Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally, and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. She tells of her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial, reveals the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios, and illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators. --… (més)
Membre:himeko_hime
Títol:Know My Name
Autors:Chanel Miller (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Books (2020), 384 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca, Read and owned, Preferits
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:2020, nonfiction, memoirs/bios, feminism

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Know My Name: A Memoir de Chanel Miller (2019)

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This book is about the author's trauma and recovery from being raped by Brock Turner at Stanford University. Her case became known worldwide for the victim impact statement she read in court and the shockingly light sentence Turner was given. She narrates the audiobook, and you can hear the pain she still carries when she recites her impact statement in the last chapter.

Biggest surprises and takeaways:

1. Miller had a hard time telling her parents that the victim in the widely publicized rape case was her. She didn't want them to suffer.

2. There is a huge backlog of rape kits awaiting analysis. Some actually grow mold.

3. When the case against a rape suspect is strong, the suspect will do everything possible to make the act look consensual. He will attack the victim ruthlessly and relentlessly to make her appear unreliable. Turner's defense attorney asked Miller to confirm a distorted version of the record, dulled the truth by asking a litany of trivial questions, made clownish facial reactions to Miller's answers, and frequently objected and interrupted in order to discourage Miller from answering questions. For Miller, it was like being assaulted a second time. Nevertheless, in the end, the defense attorney gave a shoddy closing argument that the prosecutor effortlessly impeached.

4. The court and the media treated Turner's potential as more noteworthy than Miller's pain.

5. Why is the burden always placed on the woman to signal in every way imaginable that she's not interested, rather than on men to leave her alone? What are all the things a woman must do throughout her life to ensure that if a man rapes her, then none of those things will be interpreted as proof that the act was consensual? It is impossible for women to live under the level of self-scrutiny that society demands of them.

6. We all know it's wrong to say a victim shouldn't have drunk so much or dressed so revealingly. Not only is that victim-blaming, it also ignores that the rapist would have simply raped someone else.

7. When a victim appears "strong," that doesn't mean she wasn't badly hurt. And if she appears enraged, that doesn't mean she's crazy; it means she's finally taking her own side and learning how to fight back.

8. Many people are victims when one person is raped. On the victim's side, there are the family, friends, and friends of friends. Same as on the rapist's side, including those who twistedly decide the rapist was the victim, becoming demented new advocates of rape culture.

9. As alone and hurt as a victim may feel, she needs to let her loved ones try to help her. Conversely, her loved ones need to realize that the victim may need time alone and away from everyone.

10. The prosecutor asked for 6 years, but Turner only received 6 months, which were reduced to 3 for good behavior. This sentence was so light that it felt like he was tossing out the jury's guilty verdict. Judge Aaron Persky's reasons included drunkenness, youth, lack of weapons and priors (though Turner had run-ins with the law before), no monetary loss by the victim (ignoring the costs of therapy and missed work), no abuse of power, adverse collateral consequences to Turner's community that would be caused by a longer sentence, the media attention, the fact that Turner said "sorry" (though without actually accepting culpability), and the idea that a "20-minute" mistake should not ruin Turner's life (never mind the victim's years of coping, and suffering).

11. As paltry as the justice was here, it was a far deal more than the zero justice most victims get.

12. During the campaign to recall Judge Persky, his attorney, Jim McManis, said Miller had not been attacked and that her victim impact statement could not have been written by her because it was too eloquent.

13. The most healing words Miller heard were "It's OK to not to be OK. It's OK to fall apart, because that's what happens when you are broken."

I see a parallel between this book and Isabel Wilkerson's Caste. The author of Caste points out how rape was used to enforce caste divisions between whites and blacks. From Caste and Know My Name, I extrapolate that rape is also used to enforce superiority of the male caste over the female caste. The reason rape is so common, and so rarely punished, is because our society relies on rape to keep men in power over women.

This is one of the most important and affecting books I've ever read. I think it should be read by everyone, especially high schoolers. It's a good lesson on how to treat and respect people, how to help victims, and how to be resilient enough to turn a tragedy into a victory. It's a warning that our society does not treat men and women equally, and that if a woman gets drunk, a predator could take advantage of her and claim she was at fault. And our justice system may side with the predator. ( )
1 vota KGLT | May 22, 2021 |
Chanel Miller, known to some as Chanel Doe or Emily Doe is the woman who stood up against Brock Turner in a highly publicized sexual assault case from 2015. She wrote a heartbreaking account of her life during and after the assault and trial. Miller writes about the double standards women have to face every day as they try to live their lives and how things have changed as a result of the Trump presidency. I think this book is a must read for anybody but especially for women. I’m mainly writing this review to share two of the many powerful passages found in the book.

p. 23 — “I didn’t know that money could make cell doors swing open. I didn’t know that if a woman was drunk when the violence occurred, she wouldn’t be taken seriously. I didn’t know if he was drunk when the violence occurred, people would offer him sympathy. I didn’t know that my loss of memory would become his opportunity. I didn’t know that being a victim was synonymous with not being believed.

p. 278 “We live in a time where it has become difficult to distinguish between the President’s words and that of a nineteen-year old assailant.

Society gives women the near impossible task of separating harmlessness from danger, the foresight of knowing what some men are capable of. when we call out assault when we hear it, Trump says, I don’t think you understand. Just words. You are overreacting, overly offended, hysterical, rude, relax!!! So we dismiss threatening statements and warning signs, apologizing for our paranoia. We go into a party or meeting thinking it’s just a party or a meeting. but when we are taken advantage of, and come crawling back damaged, they say, How could you be so naive, you failed to detect danger, let your guard down, what did you think would happen? Trump made it clear the game is rigged, the rules keep changing. It doesn’t matter what you think is assault, because in the end, he decides.”

The book is hard to read but so so important.

**Also on my blog: https://thesebooksaremyfriends.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/know-my-name-by-chanel-m... ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
Bravery and courage are a few of the words I can think of after reading this memoir. By writing this, Chanel is standing up not only for herself but also for women who don't have the ability to have a voice, and because of this, their thoughts and feelings are being projected into society.
Anger and resentment are a few of the emotions I felt after reading this novel. Anger at the way that Chanel was viewed in society in the words of the law, the law makers and some law abiders. Resentment in the sense of the overwhelming feeling that almost every woman has a story, and its amazing how many women are able be silenced by society and some of its views. "We suffer from society's shallow understanding..... Openness should be embraced." This to me is one of the most powerful sentences within the memoir. It illustrates that in some cases, society is shallow for we fear the unknown and have a tendency to gravitate toward simplicity. It's too easy to ignore that which we do not understand, but its hard to understand that which we fear.
I thought that Chanel wrote this memoir beautifully, not only was it from the heart, but was so professionally written and explored every detail of her unfortunate circumstance. I do believe that every woman should read this book, if you didn't think you had a voice and that no one cared about what happened to you, this will not only erase that uneasy feeling, but it will help you believe in yourself again, and have confidence in yourself. "How many of us have been made to feel humiliated, melodramatic, instead of brilliant, brave." This sentence touched me on so many levels, females have always been too emotional, and too melodramatic when the reality is we really just project our feelings on a silver platter for all to see, rather than hold them in.
I believe after reading this memoir, that "a small amount of light, a small amount of knowing you can't be silenced..." was definitely realized. This memoir is an empowering one, and one that if I ever have a child, male or female, will most certainly be reading.
This book took courage, sacrifice and time to write, but most importantly, it took love, the love of oneself and the knowingly love of other people to not want them to go through the same thing that Chanel did. I only wonder in awe how many other women could write almost the same memoir in their lives, and how many women can relate. But hopefully because of this book, and as illustrated the "Me too" movement, women are beginning to gather up their courage and express their own stories.
"To girls everywhere, I am with you. Thank you." No thank you Chanel.
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  CBCadorin | May 6, 2021 |
This book is a triumph. Chanel's story is harrowing but her grief and hardships are so powerfully written. She uses her voice to redefine what it means to be a victim of sexual assault and to call out how victims are treated by the legal system and society at large. Her victim statement is incredible. If you are sensitive to this topic skip this book, but otherwise it is a must-read. ( )
  Miriam_S | Mar 8, 2021 |
Chanel's voice is authentic, strong, and eloquent. There are many nuggets of wisdom that can be gleamed from her story. ( )
  thereserose5 | Mar 3, 2021 |
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Miller is an extraordinary writer: plain, precise and moving. The memoir's sharpest moments focus on her family and their grief over her attack.
 
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In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be. - Mary Oliver, Upstream
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Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally, and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. She tells of her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial, reveals the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios, and illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators. --

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