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Gang raping young women seems to be international chic these days.

India.

Steubenville, Ohio:

“She is so raped right now,” said Nodianos to the camera. “There won’t be any foreplay for a dead girl. It ain’t wet now, to be honest. Trust me, I’m a doctor.”

He was referring to an incident in late August, when two players on Steubenville High School’s prestigious football team, The Big Red, reportedly drugged a 16-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her, carrying her unconscious body by the wrists and ankles from party to party, urinating on her and abandoning her at the end of the night at her parents’ house. The players, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, are currently on house arrest in Steubenville after being remanded from the county juvenile detention center.

The boys glorified their crime online, shooting Instagram photos of the assault, making lewd updates on Facebook and Twitter, and allowing their friends, like Nodianos, to shoot photos and make their own updates and videos about the incident. In spite of the abduction and attack’s high profile in social media, townspeople have been reluctant to aid the prosecution of the crime in any way, lest it jeopardize The Big Red’s chances at another state championship.

It's more of the good old American same oh, blaming the victim... :

“What else are you going to tell your parents when you come home drunk like that and after a night like that?” Hubbard asked. “She had to make up something. Now people are trying to blow up our football program because of it.”
One is instantly whisked back to America in the 1960s and 1970s when it was a woman's fault if she got raped ... she was young ... she wore pants ... she wore a skirt ... she was walking ... she was riding a bike ... she was outside of her home ... she was an infant ... she was 80 years old ....

I thought we'd gotten far beyond that point in our nation's history but here we are all over again.

Not to mention the notion I now have of good old American sportsmanship, a gang of hulking, large football players ganging up and raping a 16-year-old girl. I didn't have that much respect for the game before, particularly after the spectacle of Penn State and Joe Paterno, but geesh! This really trumps it.

And, what is really scary is that had there been no hackers and persons of the Anonymous ilk, none of this truthtelling would have gotten out because of the pathetic state of America's Fourth Estate.

Originally posted to Karen Hedwig Backman on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 12:25 PM PST.

Also republished by Sluts, Anonymous Dkos, House of LIGHTS, Rape and Domestic Violence, Sexism and Patriarchy, and Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism.

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