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14 March 2011 @ 12:36 am
Originally posted by lavenderfrost at ...WTF.
Well, there goes my good mood for the day.

NYTimes, the bastion of quality reporting, reported on the gang-rape of an 11 year-old girl in Texas  that's led to charges against 18 high-school boys so far - all well and good so far, right?  Shit like this NEEDS publicity to raise awareness. 

Only problem is, they repeated - without refutation or critical commentary - the claims that the girl brought the rape on herself because of the way she was dressed.

Choice Quotes (No cut b/c everyone needs to see this - DEAL.):

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.  As opposed to the victim, who's gonna bounce back lickety-fucking-split, right?

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.  TOTALLY BEGGING FOR IT.


Now, what's being said and done in this community is bad enough, but the NY Times should be fucking ashamed of themselves right now.

Here's how to contact NYT: )

I'm: here
I feel: cynicalcynical
I'm listening to: Criminal Minds
(Anonymous) on March 14th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
Fucking assholes. This, right here, is why victims don't want to come forward.
Annie (who still hates LJ)
J-Scar: [Heroes] Claire - Gunphoenix39 on March 14th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
That fucking makes me sick. Sure, go ahead and blame the victim. It's not like she has 'live with it' for the rest of her life like the fucking monsters who raped her.
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Parker (you´ve gotta be kidding)rei17 on March 14th, 2011 08:55 am (UTC)
WTF???? Srsly, people? Blaming an 11-year-old? Really?
God, I hate this.
angelus2hot: Andromeda Dylan not amusedangelus2hot on March 14th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
Oh Dear God! I can't believe this! Those poor boys?? What about that poor little eleven year old girl that now knows the most awful side of sex? Sex is supposed to be the ultimate loving connection between a man and a woman(or at least a fun afternoon) but the key words there are man and woman. Are they even thinking about her??

No one ever raped is responsible or asking for it. Not ever. No matter what the circumstances or what shes wearing, how she's dancing, what she's saying or doing. Nothing ever gives another person the right to violate anyone!

I can't even begin to imagine what that little girl is going through and I was raped at 15 by one. I don't even want to think about gang rape but apparently now because of some sick and twisted young..... I was going to say apes but I think that would be considered rude to the apes.

I'm so disgusted.
neenj61neenj61 on March 14th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
I boosted baby..what can an 11 yr old wear to entice a rape?Thats the craziest thing I've ever heard.TY for sharing and I passed the link along.
holypotatoes1: Buffy- Not amusedholypotatoes1 on March 14th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
I love this part: "She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said"

And the fact she was hanging at the bloody playground didn't raise some flags that maybe she isn't some fucking 20 year old woman that she apparently looks like?! That's fucking ridiculous. I hope all of those boys get the goddamn book thrown at them.
Аэниlaiarel on March 14th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Sorry, no repost from me, for it's no use since I'm in Russia(((
You know, I thought our, Russian, society tends to blame the victims, to always make it look like it's the girl who's asking for trouble ("she was born a girl so she obviously asks for a rape", or so it seems, urgh), I couldn't imagine it would be the same in the States (with all the fuss about sexual harassment I've heard of).
I hope all of those bastards are sent to jail (actually, I hope it's an around-the-world tradition among the prisoners to do smth dirty to children rapists, I'm bad, I know, but!).
(frankly speaking, the mother IS to blame, but the girl? a child is not responsible for having stupid careless parents)
Sorry, too emotional.