While mainstream media coverage of the Steubenville rape case was widely criticized -- both for overly sympathetic portrayals of the convicted rapists and for identifying the 16-year-old victim by name -- HuffPost Live hosted a series of balanced and respectful conversations about the case highlighting the various issues that arise from "rape culture."
Below, see a sampling of HuffPost Live's coverage of Steubenville:Defense Focuses On Date Rape Not Existing, March 14 As the Steubenville public trial begins, the defense is laying out an argument focusing on the victim's consent, and undermining the very premise of date rape. Feeling Sorry For The Perpetrators, March 19 We examine the media's coverage of the Stubenville rape trials and the way people view victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Preventing Steubenville: What Parents & Mentors Must Do For Kids, March 20 Kids are influenced by their parents and mentors & after events like Steubenville, we're quick to find blame. But how can we create & enforce an anti-rape culture? CNN's Steubenville Verdict Report Faces Backlash, March 21 CNN's Poppy Harlow and Candy Crowley have faced criticism for their reports on the Steubenville rape case verdict -- and critics demand that the network apologize. Is Jock Culture A Catalyst For Sexual Violence?, March 22 Is there something inherent in men's sports that creates a culture of violent entitlement? How can young male athletes be taught otherwise?