Teach Your Children Well: Men Must Be Leaders in Changing the Culture of Abuse

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 6:02 pm

We have seen much — and much-deserved — criticism of the mainstream media coverage of the Steubenville rape verdict. Some reporters, notoriously, have focused on what “good students” the convicted young men are and what “bright futures” had been squandered by their actions. While these may have been misguided analyses of the verdict, the outrage stems from the fact that such comments are part of a broader social narrative.

The lack of discourse and concern for the future of the Steubenville victim points to a deeper social problem; it’s a double-down on blaming the victim.

 

Anonymous: Channeling Defiance Through History (#SXSWi)

By: Friday March 22, 2013 3:15 pm

Can Anonymous be destroyed with enough arrests and punitive sentences?

Embarass AT&T: 3 Years, Rape Someone: 1 Year

By: Friday March 22, 2013 11:35 am

As we head into the weekend lets look back to two prominent cases that had their sentences handed down and what that may mean for the current state of justice in America.

Wednesday Late Night: A Little of This, a Little of That

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Now, I don’t really think there is some nefarious plot to destroy the world confidence in banks. No, I just think there are a large number of people in the banking sector and the world’s financial ministers/offices who are incredibly dumb. It is almost as if they have a subconscious desire to see pitchforks and tumbrels.

Are Anonymous the Heroes of The Steubenville Rape Case?

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 4:00 pm

Questions still surround the Steubenville Rape Case even after the guilty verdict that sent two of the perpetrators to prison for years. David Zirin argues that without the involvement of hackers the case was set to be dropped.

Scandalous Online Claims Force Official Response in Steubenville Rape Case

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 7:00 pm

Shocking video evidence of rape admissions and allegations of a wide cover up enterprise by influential adults in Steubenville, Ohio are shooting up the major media beanstalk at present.

Video files reportedly obtained by vigilante hacker(s) KnightSec were provided to the LocalLeaks blog who set up an investigative reporting operation urging additional victims or witnesses to feel secure in coming forward.They went live with the story here on Jan. 1. Warning, some of the video admissions might be hard to stomach for the sensitive.
The report includes fantastic accounts of an array of related crimes, seemingly based on hearsay accounts from students at Big Red High School. These include date rape drug procurement, local bookmaking, drug and protection rings and possible witness intimidation.

But you can hear first hand confirmations of knowledge of rape, on tape, made by alleged participants that have not been charged.

Our homegrown pro-rape culture is out and proud – from Steubenville to the expiration of VAWA

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 7:00 am

The coverage of the brutal crimes unveiling the pro-rape culture in India (and the women’s movement rising to oppose it), is welcome information to bring to Americans. While I’m sure a lot of people would like to think a gang-rape and beating on a bus is something so violent and savage that it couldn’t occur here, we need a reminder, that in the United States, some of our young men are being raised to believe that they can indeed take a woman of any age and use her as a personal sex toy, a piece of refuse to violate at will, with tacit approval by people in purported leadership roles in society.

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