Hideously, people have been circulating photos of a gang rape online. And once something’s online, it’s hard to control. Hideously also, people are online claiming that she was asking for it. And it’s all apparently gone hideously viral.
BUT THERE’S SOMETHING YOU CAN DO.
There’s now a Facebook group organised to show support for her. “Like” it here.
Description of the group:
I think it’s important that the 16 yr old girl who was -allegedly – drugged and sexually assaulted – gets some positive support from everyone out there who cares.
If you wish to give a message that gang rape is NOT OKAY, then say so here!
And that drugging somebody is NOT OKAY.
And that sexual assault of any sort is NOT OKAY.
Thanks for sending your support to this young woman and her family.
I’ve frequently heard that homophobia is far less common in younger people. Sadly, the same does not seem to be true for love of traditional gender roles amongst men.
According to the survey released Thursday, more 20 year-old men — about 20% as compared to 14% of their older counterparts — would rather their wives stay at home and take care of the children than maintain a separate career outside of the home. Almost as striking is the assertion that only about 47% of the younger men, as compared to 55% of 50 year-olds, believe their female partner “should do whatever she wants” in making the choice to work or stay at home. And despite efforts of the women’s movement to degender caretaking roles, only 1% of 20-year-old men and 3% of older respondents would choose to stay at home while their wife brings in the primary income.