CNN’s Steubenville rape trial coverage is patriarchal. Rape is a Human Rights violation. All of these media outlets need to apologize.
This is a link to a petition that you can sign and send to CNN to demand that they apologize for their patriarchal coverage of the rape verdict.
If I find other petitions dealing with other media outlets, I’ll post them as well.
Imagine a segment of Law and Order that begins with the scene of an unconscious drugged 16-year-old girl being dragged from one house to another over several hours while large football players stopped to sexually assault her, urinate on her, and spray their semen on her. No one intervened; they just called themselves the “rape crew” and joked while they took videos. The girl woke up the next morning, naked without jewelry and cellphone, in an unfamiliar house.
On this fantasy program, the police would identify the perpetrators, discover that this is a part of the male’s behavior, and then bring justice to the girl. Courts would try the male teenagers as adults and force them to serve actual time in prison. But I did mention that this program is a fantasy.
The first scene actually took place in Steubenville (OH); the rest of the events failed the raped girl…
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