Thank you Hannah Davis (http://notyouraveragecrochet.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/a-different-kind-of-post-rape-culture/) and NaturalWoman for bringing this up. I could not agree more with both of you: the whole case – rape as well as public participation – is ATROCIOUS and therefore needs to be publicly condemned. Worldwide!
Dear Ms Crowley and Ms Harlow,
After a few days away from the Anglophone media, I was this morning alerted to your news report, date 17th March, on the trial of the Steubenville rapists: the high school boys who kidnapped a 16 year old girl who was vomiting at the roadside and fell unconscious, then drove her – over a period of several hours – from party to party where they repeatedly gang raped and urinated on her. They and their delighted, laughing pals filmed the attacks whilst shouting comments such as “she is so raped,” “they raped her quicker than Mike Tyson!”, “they raped her more than the Duke lacrosse team!”; and she was “deader than Trayvon Martin” and then shared videos and photographs via social media, which, incidentally, went viral. Laurie Penny has compared these images to the photographs taken between the 1880’s and 1930’s, which show…
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