Framing the Steubenville rape verdict

Harlow explained that it had been “incredibly difficult” to watch “as these two young men — who had such promising futures, star football players, very good students — literally watched as they believed their life fell apart.”

Those poor, passive boys, whose lives have been torn apart. You know, by *committing rape*. The commentator went on to lament that they would be placed on a sex offender register. There are lots of cases in which one can criticise the placement of people on a sex offender register. But raping someone unconscious and incapable of consent is not among them. More here.

6 thoughts on “Framing the Steubenville rape verdict

  1. Nobody who watched the video where the convicted joked about what they did would ever feel sorry for them.

  2. I;m sorry to say I also went to the CNN site and read comments there. Crude ‘sex’ jokes, blaming the victim, etc.

    Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

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