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The cast of Girls is bringing the words of Stanford rape survivor “Emily Doe” to life.
The anonymous woman, who survived being raped by Stanford student Brock Turner, wrote a new essay after being selected as one of Glamour‘s Women of the Year. Doe’s initial words about her assault went viral after the letter she read to her accuser in court was published on Buzzfeed, and eventually read on the floor of Congress and on CNN.
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet read Doe’s latest essay for Glamour in a new video.
“If you think the answer is that women need to be more sober, more civil, more upright, that girls must be better at exercising fear, must wear more layers with eyes open wider, we will go nowhere,” read Williams.
The actresses took turns reading Doe’s letter about what happened in the wake of the trial. “I started getting e-mails forwarded to me from Botswana to Ireland to India. I received watercolor paintings of lighthouses and bicycle earrings. A woman who plucked a picture of her young daughter from the inside of her cubicle wrote, ‘This is who you’re saving.’ “
Doe’s rapist, Turner, was convicted of three felonies and has already been released from jail, serving only half of his six-month sentence.
Listen to and read Doe’s letter below.
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