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Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Crazy Love. Her TED Talk on why victims stay in abusive situations has been viewed by over three million people. She lives in Washington, DC. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)The recent outrage against the lenient sentencing of former Stanford student-athlete Brock Turner -- six months instead of the six years requested by the district attorney -- is justifiable. We are furious at the judge involved, who cited Turner's age, character, and the fact that "a prison sentence would have a severe impact on him...I think he will not be a danger to others." Not dangerous that is, unless of course you're an unconscious woman.