STEUBENVILLE RAPE CASE
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.
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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.
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.