Posts tagged ‘michael crook’

March 18, 2013

Barely Scraping the Surface of the Steubenville Rape Case

As a self-declared feminist, a media scrutinizer  and someone who knows how traumatizing rape can be (side note: I was never raped, but I can (unfortunately) say I know several women who have been and have listened to their horrific stories), I was particularly engulfed with the rape case out of Steubenville, Ohio.

There are countless images and posts around the internet (especially today, just hours after the guilty verdict for the two young “promising” football players) from people spewing their opinions on the case.


rape case


Notice how MSM are focusing on what the rapists are going through?  First off, reporters and networks should be unbiased, but if you’re going to say anything, anything at all about what the people involved are feeling–why, oh why, do you choose to sympathize with the men accused of rape and not even utter one mention of what the victim must be going through?   Why are you going to say it’s difficult to watch these young men sit in court–they are the ones that put themselves there.  Why are you saying that their lives are destroyed?  What about the young woman–no, the countless women each year–who have to suffer with reliving their rape each and every day?

I can probably go on and on.  For everyone’s current sanity, I will refrain.

Instead, read these:


Feel free to form your own opinions, but let me leave you with this:

Rape is rape,

Regardless of what the victim is wearing.

Rape is rape,

Regardless of where the victim is.

Rape is rape,

Regardless of what the victim is drinking.

Rape is rape,

Regardless of what the victim is doing.

Rape is rape,

Regardless of how much of a show the rapists put on in court.