this is MY HIGHSCHOOL jesus fucking christ
Steubenville football players drug, kidnap, and gang rape unconscious girl, call themselves “Rape Crew”, tweet about it, take pictures of it, and video tape it. They are essentially sentenced to 1-2 years. The media bends over backwards to portray them sympathetically.
Marissa Alexander fires a warning gunshot to defend herself against abusive husband. No one is hurt. She is sentenced to 20 years.
This is rape culture. This is misogyny.
Literally every day we are reminded: We are not safe. We cannot rest.
TW: RAPE APOLOGY, RAPE CULTURE, VICTIM-BLAMING
Former Cleveland Police Department Sgt. Chad Langdon, who was the lead investigator on the case, also testified that an 11-year-old - due to her emotional…
what. the. actual. FUCK.
*TW* victim blaming, slut shaming, rape apologism, rape culture, rape
Shit Everybody Says To Rape Victims
TW: a lot of rape apology and rape culture (though obviously in a mocking way)
Oh, and he raped her again.
h/t to @underwoodchamp on Twitter
I’ve seen this story popping up all over tumblr, and honestly, when I first read it, it made me cry. Probably because the school this happened at is about 10 minutes from my house, where several of my friends have (and several still do) gone to school. It scares me to think this could have happened to a friend of mine, and this is how the administration would have handled it. It scares me to think that these things happen where I live, right next to me, right around me. But the last line of the article (the Springfield News-Leader one, not the jezebel one) is what bothered me the most.
“ The girl failed and neglected to use reasonable means to protect her self, the response says. Any damages the girl may have sustained, “were as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or conduct of third parties over whom the District Defendants had neither control nor the right to control,” according to the school district response.”
They’re saying that because she didn’t keep him from raping her, it was her fault she was raped.
This is disgusting.