Steubenville: this is rape culture’s Abu Ghraib moment

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There is a TON of stuff being written about the Steubenville rape case and I wanted to share this article, by Laurie Penny from NewStatesman, because its brutal, no-nonsense honesty about rape culture and society’s responsibility really stood out to me. There are too many amazing things I could quote from it but I’ll settle on this and let you read it for yourself:

“There’s a word for what happens when one group of people sees another as less than human and insists on its right to hurt and humiliate them for fun. It’s an everyday word that is often misused to refer to something outside of ourselves. The word is ‘evil’.”

 

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Steubenville: this is rape cultures Abu Ghraib moment.

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