Rape culture is a term that was coined by feminists in the United States in the 1970's. It was designed to show the ways in which society blamed victims of sexual assault and normalized male sexual violence. Many feminists have provided great definitions of what rape culture is and how it plays out everyday.
Each time a woman makes a false accusation about rape, or pushes the boundaries of defining " consensual sex" , she sets true victims of rape and sexual abuse back by decades. And the debate roars on .
This week over a million keyboard warriors got a taste of the rape culture still imposed by the judges on the women of Santa Clara County everyday . The world was outraged after a victim released a statement describing her brutal rape ,and Santa Clara Count Judge Persky then sentenced the convicted rapist, Brock Turner to just six months in jail.
Judge Persky's ruling outraged many and the war between the sexes rages on in Silicon Valley , now fueled in part by the media sound biting only part of the problem. .
As cooler heads inside Santa Clara County Courts discussed the issues, many were baffled by the outrage directed at Judge Persky.
" Persky is in the top 10% of good judges " described one member of Anonymous.
Anonymous keyboard warriors went to work and found that Persky had ruled on only one other criminal matter, the Soto case, where Persky tossed the book at a man who sexually assaulted a 11 and 14 year old. That case was filled with issues of race and consent , and Persky sent a hardline message.
Persky is not a judge known for harming or ignoring women in Santa Clara County , as the mainstream media attention would suggest. In fact he may be one of the most fair judges for women in the county.
In his other cases Persky is known for being the only Santa Clara Family Court Judge who went after lawyer Brad Baugh, an attorney who is notorious for representing wealthy men in family law cases and for imposing extreme financial , physical and emotional duress on the opposing wife and her lawyer . Other judges have ignored Brad Baugh's misconduct for decades, but Perksy has actually disqualified Baugh from cases, calling him on misconduct that other judges were too afraid to touch.
The State Bar has been investigating Brad Baugh for years, where Baugh appears to have that Teflon reputation as he does with all other judges in Santa Clara County.
Other judges tolerate Brad Baugh misusing his standing as a family law lawyer to harm women and children in Silicon Valley every week, Mary Ann Grilli and James Towery being the worst of the lot and often assigning Baugh as a lawyer for children or awarding him fees to harm and bankrupt more women.
Baugh's cases show that Mary Ann Grilli has sanctioned women to the point of losing their houses and children, while ignoring Baugh's client's misconduct.
Women lawyers and litigants in Santa Clara County have been outraged by Judge Mary Ann Grilli's bias toward women for decades, which the media ahs ignored. . since the early 2000s Grilli has been retaliating against women who involve the media in their family law cases. Grilli has thrown pregnant women in jail for not sending their sick children to a paternal grandparent. Grilli has allowed final divorce settlements with men represented by Bard Baugh , to avoid disclosing community property and assets. Women in Grilli's court have been threatened , deterred from seeking public attention , defrauded and demeaned and that is far worse for women than Judge Persky's sentencing.
Should Judge Persky have given the rapist Stanford Swimmer more prison time, yes. But if the public wants to be truly outraged at what judges are doing to women in Santa Clara , they need to look to judges like Mary Ann Grilli who harm more women in a day than Judge Persky did over the course of his judicial career.
Santa Clara County has known about Mary Ann Grilli's misconduct and bias toward women for decades, and has done nothing. Persky is not the worst of the lot, but Grilli and Towery are assuredly the bottom of the barrel.
James Towery may be more problematic for women in Santa Clara County. Towery was tossed out of California's State Bar around swirling ethical issues, and then Governor Brown appointed him right smack in the middle of Santa Clara County's Courts. Towery works in tandem with Grilli , tossing cases back and forth to issue orders that always appear to violate the most fundamental rights of women and children engaged in Santa Clara County divorces.
Anonymous has spent over 18 months researching cases where lawyer Brad Baugh acts before Grillli or Towery . The cases consistently seem to show Brad Baugh to drafting and filing unlawful orders, that Towery and Grilli sign without a care in the world.
In many of those same cases Grilli and Towery have returned children to abusive fathers, and have ignored equitable financial rulings for women. Grilli has even been willing to ignore Department of Child Support Services to kickback lawyer fees to scumbag lawyers like Brad Baugh.
Santa Clara County has ignored judges far worse than Persky , and for far too long..
Women in Santa Clara have been raped, beaten, bankrupted and decimated merely by getting divorced in Santa Clara County. and the media never seemed concerned about those women for the past 20 years.
Mainstream media should focus on the judges who harm women and children everyday in family court, not just one judge who may not be the worst of the worst .