“We do not belong to the people who hurt us." | Chanel & Evan
In 2015, Chanel Miller was sexually assaulted on the campus of Stanford University. Her attacker’s convictions carried a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, but he was sentenced to six months and only served three. Evan Rachel Wood still cannot name her attacker to this day for a fear of safety. The two women are demanding change from both the media and lawmakers by pushing legislations such as The Phoenix Act, which was designed to improve rights for domestic abuse survivors, instead of pushing for harsher punishments for perpetrators. In this episode, the two discuss double-standards in the criminal justice system, handling trauma alongside intense public scrutiny, and the high price that comes with naming your abuser or yourself. Hosted by MJ Rodriguez, Dare I Say is a podcast from HarpersBAZAAR.com and Edit Audio Inc. that sits in on unfiltered conversations between the most influential women of our time. They are daring to make the difference we deserve.