Nobody Stopped Them.. Rape Sucks

If you didn’t hear about the girl who was raped in Ohio while classmates stood by videoing and taking pictures than I dislike being the one to tell you about it.  We know rape happens. We know it is wrong. We know that humans have violent tendencies. We wrongly think that we will be the ones to stop violence. It turns out that several teenagers, both boys and girls, witnessed and documented their peer being raped repeatedly, urinated on, and dragged to different parties by two foot ball players. Nobody stopped them. Nobody helped the victim who was drugged during the incident.  Nobody said this was wrong. It is sickening. It is atrocious. Mostly it is disheartening.

How can anyone not secretly call the police, leave and find an authority figure,  text their parents or try to stop two disgusting evil boys from raping a girl?

How can they just watch it, joke about it and post it on YouTube?

Here is an article and video commentary about the rape.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/05/steubenville-rape-protests_n_2416820.html

There are petitions you can sign to bring justice to this horrendous crime. The crime was committed in Steubenville, Ohio. Sadly, this town will forever be known as one of corruption, hateful to women, with a disgraceful law force. You can take action by signing a petition below, sharing this blog post, and posting a discussion on Tumblr, Faceboog, Digg and several other social sites.

 http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/steubenville-big-red

http://www.change.org/petitions/oh-bar-association-disbar-jane-hanlin-for-misconduct

http://www.change.org/petitions/attorney-general-of-ohio-charge-all-the-boys-involved-in-the-steubenville-rape-case

Sounds like this school could benefit from a MOST club. It teaches boys how to be real men and respect women. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/The-Men-of-Strength-Club/

You can also sign a petition for the recent gang rape and murder of a girl in India.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/393/874/856/demand-justice-for-rape-victim/

We have to end this rape culture that objectifies women and encourages men to rape. The next person to be raped could be you, your daughter, your sister, your aunt, your mother, your friend, or your neighbor.

What will you do to stop letting rape be a hidden crime that embarrasses the victims?

  1. You can talk to your son, nephew or friends about why rape is wrong.
  2. You can encourage and teach your sons and daughters to stand up for others and know hoe to fight back.
  3. You can stop making jokes about rape or violence.
  4. You can be a real man and never ever take advantage of a woman.

🙂

5 Comments

  1. I didn’t know about the Ohio incident. This is so sad. And for me the most disturbing thing about this incident and the India one is nobody stopped to help. I mean where’s the sense of family and Humility in us. One thing I like about the Culture I live in is Family values are inculcated in kids from on-set. Not that horrible things such as Rape don’t happen here, but I don’t see someone thrown out of a bus bleeding to death, or being raped and not have people help her. That for me is what worries me the most. What is this world coming to.

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    1. Thank you for commenting Jayne. It is heart warming to hear that you see such wonderful values in your community. We need more of that positive culture to spread throughout the world.

      This story made me so angry and sad. I added the petition links so that people like you and I could do something to help justice and to spread awareness. I don’t know what else to do except raise my voice

      I am not sure if the world is coming to anything newly bad though. I have worked at a domestic violence/sexual assault resource center and heard stories just as horrific since a young age. What is new are the tools to so easily share these tragic crimes and the ability to use them to make a positive difference.

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