Sunday, March 17, 2013

One View on the Steubenville Rape Verdict

Our regular readers here know that normally we don't get into progressive political stuff UNLESS it deals directly with trauma and helping survivors in some way. Today it's time to break that rule and talk about what's a growing international story.

In Steubenville, Ohio two high school football players have been found guilty of raping a 16-year old high school girl. Despite that, some in the MSM are questioning the verdict. Some seem to have an attitude of was this the correct decision? Is this really legally rape, or something else? Others bring up the small town environment. Like that's an excuse in some way to rape someone?

Naturally as this story spreads, more are talking about it thru various social media. Several apparently mean well and are making valid points about way to change current attitudes in society about what is rape and what isn't. However, for whatever reason there are others that just don't get it.

With that in mind, let's talk about several points that NOBODY will touch.

This happened in a small town. What does that mean? Just because high school football is one of the BIG things there, it's okay to blow off some steam and rape a 16 year old?

She asked for it. Look at how she was dressed and how she acted.

Other points.
It's a "conspiracy" to frame two innocent high schoolers. REALLY? Where's the proof of that?

Just because you get drunk it's then okay to say F**K YEAH! RAPE THE S**T OUT OF HER! If you don't believe this happens, check the latest You Tube clips.

What if it was two guys convicted of raping a 16 year old guy? Would the MSM, cable news shows or any talk shows anywhere give this 1/100th the megahype coverage they've given it? Think back to Penn State and the Sandusky case. He goes to jail and then what happens? Paterno's family commissions an "independent" inquiry. The indirect message? Screw everybody that dared to trash Joe Paterno's name. He was GOD at Penn State. And this is how you say thanks for everything he did?

Now, tell that to the innocent kids that Sandusky raped the s**t out of. Tell that to the 16 year old girl that got raped.

Some facts that people are either missing, or deliberately can't be bothered with:

Both women and men get raped.
Straight men get raped by other straight men.
Innocent little kids (both boys and girls) get raped by both men and women.
Men get raped by women.
Gay, lesbian and LGBT people get raped.

One part of the problem is that many people refuse to deal with the previous paragraph. If it's a woman getting raped, that fits into a nice neat soundbite. If it doesn't, f**k it. We don't have time for it.

Right. Which means that all of these other people that DIDN'T ASK TO BE RAPED just don't count?
If your refuse to deal with all aspects of this problem, you're actually making it worse.

Am I the only one that sees that?

I'm a guy rape survivor who still has PTSD symptoms. This is after being treated by a therapist and seeing three counselors. There is no magic cure for this. Many mental health sources that I trust say that it never completely goes away.

Does anyone in the corporate MSM think about it? No. What's more important? Actually doing your job? Or, just thinking in soundbites and following the "we are running a business" mentality?

What's one of the underlying reasons for trying to let these football players off the hook? Because much of society can't deal with the fact that guys get raped. If a woman gets raped, that's one thing. But if a guy does, f**k it. I don't wanna deal with that s**t.

And all of these "experts" wonder why more rape survivors don't come forward and report what is a serious crime. Is pedophilia just a "psychological condition", or a serious crime?

Apprently, these are all points that much of society just can't be bothered with. Maybe that's the saddest part of all in this.

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