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Steubenville Rape Guilty Verdict:
The Case That Social Media Won

Time, by Adam Cohen

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Posted By:jackson, 3/18/2013 10:39:46 AM

It was a sickening crime that fit an all-too-familiar storyline. Young men who turned a night of partying into an ugly sexual assault. A culture in which high school football players are treated like gods and act as if no rules apply. And an innocent young woman who was abused by people she thought were friends and then humiliated. But what made the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case — which ended today with guilty verdicts against Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond — different and what made it feel cutting edge is the pervasive role

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Adam seems confused. "Seventeen" magazine´s newest issue promotes threeways for young girls. Movies that Time champions celebrate drunken behaviour, fornication, sodomy, and juvenile humor as "edgy" and "irreverent." Boys will be boys and this is the 21st Century -Yet Adam laments the "innocent" victim. Is "innocence" a good thing. Never mind, he closes the article content to view it as "the new normal — for good and for bad." Normal? Good? Sick.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 3/18/2013 10:50:09 AM     (No. 9230854)

She shares some culpability unless they spiked her applejuice or milk. They should not have done it, but people need to learn not to put themselves in bad situations. At least we live in a world where these kids will tell on themselves via social media.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pmarc078, 3/18/2013 10:53:59 AM     (No. 9230860)

i´m confused... does Seventeen magazine promote rape? does Time condone sexual assault on an incapacitated person? OP may need to learn some distinctions...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 3/18/2013 11:01:11 AM     (No. 9230870)

OP may have worded it poorly, but I read their comment as saying that "Seventeen" magazine encourages young girls to get into situations where young men are likely to think that they are consenting to sex, even when they are not.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 3/18/2013 11:01:43 AM     (No. 9230872)

#1 - she was 16. Not exactly the age of enlightenment. Just because you´re young and stupid does not give other young and stupids a license to violate you.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: spahrkl, 3/18/2013 11:03:06 AM     (No. 9230877)

I look at these young men and wonder if it ever occured to them that actions have consequences? Today there seems to be no teachings that choices result in consequences.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 3/18/2013 11:03:50 AM     (No. 9230879)

the boys/young men in this case were 17 & 16. Were they also drunk?


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Reply 7 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 3/18/2013 11:14:45 AM     (No. 9230906)

Sadly, the same thing happens every weekend all over America.

Stupid girls get drunk. Stupid drunk boys take advantage of them. Most of the time, nobody even remembers the next day. Even the girls that think it might have happened to them last night go out and get drunk the next weekend.

No God in schools. No God in too many homes. Broken homes and way too many single parents raising kids. No real suprise that this is way too much of ´´the norm´´ for America´s teenagers...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Alibi Inn, 3/18/2013 11:25:56 AM     (No. 9230938)

Waiting for the race card/appeal to be played by the black defendant. Saw local news where reporter asked him "What were people saying that scared you?" His response: "Hang ´em!"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 3/18/2013 11:41:34 AM     (No. 9230990)

If there wasn´t a white defendant this would have been nuclear. There was and guilty verdict ensued. Punishment, however, was/is light.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: retiree, 3/18/2013 11:51:11 AM     (No. 9231020)

Any 16 year old girl should know right from wrong. They are taught sex education from elementary school on. I can´t feel too sorry for her. I don´t feel sorry for the boys either. Where did they get the alcohol? Who is being charged with that? Kids are now friends with their parents. No controls placed on them. Parents stopped being parents years ago when hippies took over their time of fame.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: wws, 3/18/2013 12:18:49 PM     (No. 9231089)

on the bright side, as soon as these boys get out they can look forward to being hired as authoritative Sexologists at any East Coast university.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JAN, 3/18/2013 12:41:57 PM     (No. 9231134)

The animals will be registerd sex offenders.

That means that various dem pols will be waiting to hire them as interns.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 3/18/2013 2:39:39 PM     (No. 9231382)

Of course it occurred to everyone here that the social media which supposedly ´won´ the case is nothing more (nor less) than the social controls over aberrant behavior that we older folk grew up with.

If your moral upbringing (read conscience) did not prevent you from harming another, the fear of being prevented or reported by your neighbors and onlookers did.

I welcome the use/threat of use of social media to replace/supplement the social conscience.

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