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The Soapbox: On Steubenville High School & Teaching Boys Not To Rape

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Steubenville High students laugh about recent rape. Read More »
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Hacktivists threaten to release personal information of alleged rapists. Read More »
Wishes Of Rape
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My son turns six next week, and among all the other wishes I have for him, I have a silent hope that won’t be shared at his birthday party. It’s one that swims in the depths of my mind, surfacing occasionally when awful things happen that force me to think about it: I wish and hope and pray that my son won’t grow up to be a rapist.

I know that sounds horrible and not a wish a mother of a six year old should even have in the back of her mind, let alone flashing loud and red and painful throughout it. But I can’t help it. We live in a society that is steeped in rape culture, no matter how many people refuse to acknowledge that reality. My worry was driven home more forcefully after watching a video that Anonymous posted online of Steubenville High School students talking about the rape of a 16-year-old fellow student. This case is heartbreaking enough — the victim was sexually assaulted while drunk and unconscious, only to have the photographic proof of her rape spread all over various social media outlets. Her attackers, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, two football players for the high school’s team The Big Red, were let off relatively lightly, subjected to being under house arrest. However, the victim was also punished, forbidden by the judge in the case from sharing any details of the case, essentially re-victimizing her. Keep reading »

Anonymous Posts Video Of Steubenville Students Discussing Rape Victim, Reminding Us That Some Girls Are Okay To Sexually Assault

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"Nice Guys" Who Rape
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This video comes with a trigger warning. As some of you may have heard, there’s been a lot of controversy over the alleged rape of an unnamed 16-year-old high school girl in the football-crazed town of Steubenville, Ohio. At issue is a prevailing culture of protection around the football players who are said to have perpetrated the crime. Steubenville High School teammates Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays were two of the town’s star players, and now they’re off the team, thanks to the rape allegations and upcoming case. But while Richmond and Mays are believed to be the main perpetrators of the physical crime, it’s believed that other teammates of theirs were also complicit in passing around video and photographic evidence of the incident.  Keep reading »

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