Skip to main content

View Diary: Arrests Made for Death Threats Against Steubenville Rape Victim (259 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  If the victim had a "media face" perhaps (6+ / 0-)

    then the perps would not have gotten all the attention (and the accompanying misplaced sympathy from some).

    In the meanwhile, the boys had their parents, guardians and other supporters frame their "character" in the best light they could.

    But it's understandable why rape victims' names are kept out of the press. This is a case that mirrors crimes that occur with adults, in a juvenile world: Powerful and popular men/boys' reputations are always protected...until they can't be anymore. The girl will always be suspect in some eyes.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site