French prime minister suggests that naked breasts are more representative of France than a headscarf. “Marianne has a naked breast because she is feeding the people! She is not veiled, because she is free! That is the republic!” Manuel Valls said at a government rally.
Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer found guilty of three felony sexual assault charges, will be released from jail after only three months on Friday, September 2nd. He originally received a six-month sentence but is being let out due to “good behavior.”
On Monday a bill, inspired by Turner’s lenient sentence, was passed in California to add mandatory prison sentences for certain sexual assaults. The Los Angeles Times reports:
“Under current California law, those convicted of rape using additional physical force must serve time in prison. This measure would require the same punishment for sexual assaults of those unconscious or incapable of giving consent due to intoxication.”