Beyond Steubenville: Rape Culture and Complicity

Rape is a culture-wide problem; anyone who does not actively resist rape culture perpetuates it.  I don’t want to write about Steubenville. It’s more that I feel compelled to write about Steubenville. If you don’t know the details, take a look at the coverage by TIME Magazine’s Maia Szalavitz, who asks “How does public exposure affect recovery from a very private, traumatic experience?” Consider the facts: a sixteen-year-old girl was raped by two of her peers, Ma’lik Richmond (age 16) and Trent … [Read more...]