Steubenville Rape Case

(This post was written with my research partner, Jessica Birthisel, assistant professor of communication studies at Bridgewater
Because there are *so many* perks in accusing a powerful men of assault.
In many ways, my situation was considerably tamer. Tamer than Steubenville or Stanford; tamer than what a lot of my friends had already gone through. It was one of the reasons why I downplayed it when it happened.
A sports team’s performance should not matter more than a survivor’s trauma.
It's been 10 years and my go-to is still to downplay it. Call it The Incident. Maybe if I'm feeling extra self-aware, I'll call it The Assault. But then I think about it and remember things, and it takes a lot of self-control not to backtrack.
Part of being an American teenager means some effort to answer the question "who am I?" Being a member of a particular clique provides one answer to tha
Ma’lik Richmond was one of two students found guilty of raping a 16-year-old classmate in Steubenville, Ohio.
Numerous educators and officials have been accused of trying to cover up the original rape. In May, Steubenville superintendent
The new romantic comedy Obvious Child is about Donna, a young bawdy comedian who has a one-night-stand and becomes pregnant. Unprepared for parenthood emotionally or financially, she has an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Although Donna and her friends live and breathe four-letter words, there's one they never mention.
Wrestling coach Seth Fluharty faced 30 days in jail for failing to report possible child abuse in August 2012. He was charged
According to The Tracking Board, a Hollywood insider blog, Brad Pitt's production company Plan B has acquired the rights to Rolling Stone's story "Anonymous vs. Steubenville." Deric Lostutter's attorney joins us to discuss their hopes for the film.
None other than Brad Pitt is bringing the story of Steubenville, Ohio to the silver screen. It's difficult to believe that anyone would deny the existence of rape culture after this story hit the national stage. But telling it is exactly what we need to fight the rampant ignorance and victim-blaming still too common in American life.
The film will allegedly center around Lostutter's story and how he helped blow the lid off a cover-up that involved school
I believe this form of victim-blaming, in which intoxicated individuals are deemed responsible for what happens to them, enables sexual assault of drunk and, especially, unconscious victims, to occur.
Richmond's attorney released a statement talking about the "hardness" that his client endured while locked up, but makes
Crime stories dominated the headlines in 2013 like no year in recent history. In the past 12 months we've seen the Boston