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Students hold up a sign about rape at White Plaza during New Student Orientation on the Stanford University campus in 2015. (Tessa Ormenyi via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Students hold up a sign about rape at White Plaza during New Student Orientation on the Stanford University campus in 2015. (Tessa Ormenyi via AP)

Former Stanford University student Brock Turner was found guilty last week for sexually assaulting a woman at a campus party last year. The judge sentenced him to six months in a county jail with probation, a ruling state officials have argued is too lenient for the crime.

The victim's 12-page impact statement about the crime went viral. In response, Turner's father wrote a letter to the judge that has led to outrage across social media, particularly for the line: "That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of 20 plus years of his life." Turner's father later clarified his comments through a statement on Huffington Post.

But it raises the question, what are we teaching young men about privilege and consent? And where do the gaps still lie?

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Michael Thompson, author of "Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys." He tweets @MGThompsonPHD.

Megara Bell, founder and director of Partners in Sex Education, which tweets @PartnersInSexEd.

This segment aired on June 8, 2016.

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