This needs no additional words, with the possible exception of an extreme trigger warning for rape, apologism, and a generally utterly fucked up attitude. Tweets from apologists are included in this article. Please take care with reading it.
Huge credit to the Bipolar Feminist for writing it.
TRIGGER WARNING: this contains discussion of rape, rape culture and rape apologism
The rape of a 16 year old girl in Steubenville, in the USA, has been a widely publicized case. However, it captured the attention of the world not because of the undoubtedly horrific crime that was committed but because of the town’s initial response to it.
I won’t recount the details of the rape here. The facts of the case are widely know. If you would like to make yourself more familiar with the case this article from TIME magazine is a good place to start Steubenville Rape Case
What this blog post is concerned with is the response to the rape when news of it initially broke and then the response to the conviction of Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays of delinquent rape. What this case shows is how entrenched victim blaming and rape apologism is in…
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