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Steubenville Rape Case

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.

How Twitter Complicated The Steubenville Rape Trial

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — In sentencing two high school football players to juvenile jail terms for raping a drunken girl, Judge Thomas Lipps issued a caution...

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.

Anyone Who Kept Silent About Steubenville Rape Could Be Charged

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The head football coach at Steubenville High School and the owners of a house where an infamous 12-minute video was filmed coul...

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.

CNN Under Fire For Coverage Of Rape Trial

Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.17.2013 | Media
Kia Makarechi

CNN appears to have bet on the emotions of those it could show on camera -- for obvious reasons, the victim's identity has been protected, and the victim's family was not shown weeping in court. Networks know that people crying make for great TV. It's telling that this tone continued over multiple segments, despite a cadre of tweets and blog posts deriding the network's earlier coverage.

Teen In Steubenville Rape Case: 'I Could Not Remember Anything'

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.16.2013 | Crime

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- A teenage girl who says she was raped by two Ohio high school football players testified Saturday that she could not recall what...

Ohio 'Rape' Teens: The Photo Was A Joke

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.13.2013 | Crime

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A "substantially impaired" 16-year-old girl was unable to consent to sex and suffered humiliation and degradation when she ...

Katherine Bindley

WATCH: Steubenville Rape Suspect To Tell His Side Of The Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Crime

One of the two Steubenville High School football players accused of raping a teenage girl has defended his innocence to ABC News's "20/20," after medi...

Lawyers Want To Dismiss Ohio Rape Case

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.11.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorneys for a high school football player facing rape accusations in Ohio are asking a judge to dismiss the case against him ...

Steubenville Football Players Head To Court For Rape Trial

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 03.10.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two high school football players go on trial this coming week on charges of raping a nearly passed-out-drunk 16-year-old girl during...

Rape Is Rape, Wrong Is Wrong, Where Is Decency?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

When addressing rape, gun violence, bullying and other types of violent behavior, our country must depend on good people who recognize evil and do the right thing by standing up to help.

Steubenville Rape Case: Ohio Judge Won't Move Football Players' Trial

AP | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The upcoming trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl will be held in the eastern O...

'Harmful' Evidence In Ohio Rape Trial May Be Closed To The Public

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 03.27.2013 | Crime

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A battle over closing the trial of two Ohio high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl appeared to...

The Value of Vigil(ance) in Ending Sexual Violence

Purvi Shah | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Purvi Shah

A vigil, the free collection of bodies choosing to be present, is exactly the right space to re-shape our understandings of sex and sexual violence. The freedom of participation and movement showcases the basis of the society and sexual practice we want emerge.

Attorney Files Motion To Delay Ohio Rape Trial

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The lawyer for one of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl wants to delay the trial and also...

The Writing on the Wall

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 03.12.2013 | Crime
Amanda Guinzburg

Rape isn't a trope. It's not a meme. It shouldn't be dismissed and no woman or girl or man or boy who is victimized by it should ever feel shamed into silence. No one ever should have but certainly not now, in 2013.

Ohio Sheriff Confronts Protesters Over Rape Case

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

By Drew Singer STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A county sheriff under fire for how he has handled a high school rape investigati...