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Steubenville Rape Case

Slam Poet Breaks Down The Toxic ‘Disease’ That Is Rape Culture

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women

Think rape culture is a myth? Think again. Poet and justice advocate FreeQuency used the power of spoken word to explain the most infuriating and unj...

Reminder: Sexual Violence Against Women Is More Important Than Sports

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.22.2016 | Women

Last month, the captain of the Yale men’s basketball team, Jack Montague, was expelled from the university following accusations of sexual assault f...

Steubenville Rapist Returns To School Football Team

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.12.2014 | Crime

One of the Steubenville High School students convicted in a high-profile, March 2013 rape is now back on the football field. Ma'Lik Richmond, 18, ...

Steubenville Rapist Released From Juvenile Detention

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

One of the two high school football players convicted of raping of a 16-year-old Steubenville, Ohio, girl in August, 2012 has been released from a juv...

Steubenville Indictments: Beginning of the End of Rape Cover-up Culture?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 02.02.2014 | Crime
Joanne Bamberger

DeWine was able to seek indictments against adults, mostly school officials, as a result of Ohio's laws about who is legally required to report cases of suspected child abuse, including alleged sexual assault of minors. While many states have been exploring the idea of passing similar laws, few have.

School Officials Charged In Steubenville Rape Case

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

Update: 11:15am: Four more people have been indicted in the Steubenville rape case for crimes ranging from obstruction of justice to making false ...

How Educating High School Athletes Helps Defeat Domestic Violence

Becky Lee | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports
Becky Lee

By teaching young men about the consequences of violence against women and girls, programs such as Men of Code are pertinent and can prevent the normalization of violence and stop incidents at the source.

Does Hate Live Among Us?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

If meanness and hate are ingrained, albeit unfortunate parts of human nature, we must create communities that reinforce our other natural tendencies toward kindness and against meanness.

The Impact of Sexual Violence on College Students

Kiran Sury | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York
Kiran Sury

Sexual violence on a college campus has a large impact, but mostly in the lives of the students who have to come to be educated in an environment of fear.

Dear Jane Doe

Kim Simon | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

When I wrote "What All Mothers Must Do For Their Sons," it was not the first story that I intended to write for you. It was the second. The first? It was Dear Jane Doe, me too.

NAACP Exec Blames 'Alleged' Steubenville Rape Victim

Posted 03.28.2013 | Crime

A former president of the local Steubenville NAACP seemed to blame the Steubenville rape victim for what happened to her when two members of the high ...

I Don't Care How Big the Market Is, Those Are My Daughters

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

Between the cotton candy colors, bright toys and Beiber-fever, it is obvious to me why Victoria's Secret appeals to the bat mitzvah set.

Misogyny, Objectification and the Steubenville Rape Case

Kimberly Tan | Posted 05.26.2013 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Though the media's reaction in the Steubenville rape case was without a doubt horrifying and reprehensible, in the end, it was just a symptom of a far larger problem pervading our culture.

WATCH: In Wake Of Steubenville, This Amateur PSA Is Short, But Nearly Perfect

Posted 03.28.2013 | College

"Hey bros, check who passed out on the couch," the guy in the video begins, staring into the camera, as a seemingly unconscious girl is sprawled out o...

Sexual Assault And Rape Culture Are LGBTQ Issues

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

Members of the LGBTQ community should be on the front lines in the army of allies to survivors. The misogyny that reduces women to sexual toys is the same misogyny that underscores much of the homophobic and transphobic attitudes in our culture.

Why Girls and Women Participate in Rape Culture: More Lessons from Steubenville

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 03.20.2013 | Crime
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Many seem surprised and rightfully horrified that now it is girls further victimizing a rape victim. Shouldn't girls be each other's biggest ally, especially when it comes to gendered crimes like sexual assault? Unfortunately, this isn't all that surprising.

Steubenville Hacker Says He'd Do It Again

Jon Leiberman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

No, I don't support hacking -- but I do support victims and I do support justice. "Noah" decided early on that he didn't believe the teen victim of a rape in Steubenville, Ohio was going to get justice.

If You Were Dying, Would Anybody Help?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Who is responsible for this "values cliff" and how do we get back on track to a shared expectation of decency, responsibility and citizenship that we all can say is the real America of our traditions, aspirations, hopes and dreams?

What We Talk About When We Talk About Steubenville

Nathan Blansett | Posted 05.19.2013 | Teen
Nathan Blansett

When we boldly deny the term "rape culture," we are allowing for sexual violence to become normalized. Question: Is this really the point at which our society has arrived at? Answer: It has, and it's repulsive.

Until CNN Apologizes to the Steubenville Rape Victim, Change the Channel

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 05.19.2013 | Media
Mary Jo Kilroy

Crowley, Harlow and Callan need to think about the young victim and the physical, mental, and emotional trauma she has been through. They need to question the place of football in our society. They need to stop blaming the victim.

Teens Charged With Making Online Threats Against Ohio Rape Victim

Reuters | Drew Singer | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime

March 18 (Reuters) - Two teenage girls were arrested in Ohio on Monday and accused of using social media to threaten the young victim in a high-prof...

5 Questions After The Steubenville Rape Case

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

As the father of both a boy and a girl, I was particularly angered and disturbed by this story. The very fact that such things happen in a supposedly civil society is a stark reminder that we have only a tenuous hold on the well-being of our kids once they leave our sight.

4 Things Every Mom of Boys Must Do

Kim Simon | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

It doesn't matter if your boy is 4 or 14 or 24. Start now.

An American Tragedy in Steubenville

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.17.2013 | Crime
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The idea that two high school football stars would think it acceptable to post pictures of a nude 16-year-old to their friends on social media shows how they thought the normal rules did not apply them.

How We Can Prevent Another Steubenville

Keli Goff | Posted 05.17.2013 | Crime
Keli Goff

Parents shouldn't be raising boys who rape, and I wish they wouldn't, but ultimately I have very little control over that. The one thing I can control is how much I drink, and how much I encourage others to drink, or rather discourage others to drink -- and not just young women.