• Fri, Feb 1 2013

Steubenville Moms Are Rape-Jacking Because They Feel Victimized By Rape Victim

BCBe9kxCMAEF5qhRecently various sources released the probable cause transcripts in the court case involving the alleged rape that took place in Steubenville, Ohio during parties that were held at various locations on August 11th. I won’t link or post the transcripts here, because they name the underage victim in the case and I just don’t feel right about that. The transcripts are public knowledge, but I feel this girl has been victimized enough. I’ve read the transcripts myself, and even though they incidents describe no actual penis-to-vagina penetration, what they do describe is rape. And even though there are many individuals who want to argue this point with me, I stand by my belief that an unconscious individual cannot give consent to a sexual encounter. Hence, I will continue to use the word “rape” – because that is exactly what it is.

An Ohio judge ruled Wednesday that the trial of the two high school football players charged with raping the 16-year-old girl, who was considered too drunk to resist, will be open to the media and the public, and the trial begins on March 13th.

Another rally is being held tomorrow at noon in front of the Steubenville court house. Rally organizers state that they will encourage attendees to wear red and black, and that the theme of the gathering is to support and uplift the “innocent residents of Steubenville” and provide support for the victim, commonly referred to in this case as Jane Doe. The residents of Steubenville have been quite vocal as of late about the victimization they have suffered due to the fact some of their residents decided to assault an unconscious girl and then go on social media and #humblebrag about it. In a letter to The Herald Star, one resident expresses her dismay, going so far as to compare the situation to the media scrutiny of Steubenville to Nazi Germany:

When Hitler was infiltrating the minds of Germans, it was a calculating deconstruction of a body of people, methodical and destructive enough to make reasonable people believe. When it was over, suicide, devastation and shame prevailed over those reasonable people. Our town of Steubenville is in danger of being deconstructed in the same calculating manner by a few people infiltrating the minds of reasonable people. Divide and conquer, isn’t that what is happening?

Two boys are going to face a rape trial. There is evidence and there are witnesses thanks to Hanlin’s quick actions. Isn’t that what we want? There were kids tweeting distasteful things, not unlike many of you adults now. Do any of you know better than the officials about what can be tried in a court of law? It’s time we support the officials trying to do their jobs without being diverted to schools for lockdown because of more deflecting tactics designed by anonymousky. It’s time to support our town and not participate in the deconstruction of a community that so many of us love.  

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bcking13 Brandon King

    See more Anne Franks of Steubenville comparing their plight the the Holocaust here ~~~~> http://stranahaninexile.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/letter-from-a-steubenville-resident/

  • Justme

    If I’m reading this correctly, there are people who are not connected to the case in any way (except for living in the town) that are injecting themselves into the limelight because they feel victimized by the press for covering a story involving teenagers, rape, social media and a potential cover-up?

    • http://www.xojane.com/author/eve Eve Vawter

      bingo.

    • Justme

      Can we “victim blame” them for being ridiculous?

    • CMJ

      Let’s “idiot blame” them because they are only victims of their own stupidity and ignorance.

    • ocenbrz

      This is why this has being going in Steubenville for a long, long time. How easily they dismiss all the others who have been posting about how corrupted this town really has become. My condolences to those who feel they still have to live and work there. You better look after your children. The two boys who are being charged are only sixteen. They are hardly the instigators of this crime and even if they get that slap on the wrist all the rest of you will have to live knowing what people in your town can get away with. Just knowing your kids might be going to school with any of these sick, perverted, kids should be enough to make you question is this the right thing for you to do to your own children? How can you ever trust your law enforcement again? You surely cannot trust even your neighbors. Even the parents of these hoods won’t force their children to answer for what they have done. Do you really feel any of them care one ounce for your kids and what they are going through because of all of these people? Please, all that I really am asking is that you at least stop pretending this is not going on your kids school. In your neighborhood. Don’t let your kid become their next victim.

    • ocenbrz

      sorry that should have been, “been”, not being.

    • Justme

      Okay…….a few things…..

      - Just because it’s been going on for a long time doesn’t make it right.
      - I am assuming that you are using the term “you” in a general sense, seeing as how I am unaffiliated with the town in any and all ways?
      - And as for your last sentence, instead of worrying about “letting” our kids become the next victim, how about we teach all our children that this kind of behavior is completely unacceptable?

  • http://www.facebook.com/maryanna.price Maryanna Price

    In her defense, Anon can totally be dicks and we all know it. Still, though, exploiting a rape for a chance to pretend to be Sarah Palin on TV is low.

  • meghan

    “Boys”. They are always “boys” in these situations, aren’t they? Trying to downplay that they committed an adult crime, I suppose.

  • mindfuller

    I’m pretty sure I already posted this somewhere but it needs to be said again:

    “When Hitler was infiltrating the minds of Germans, it was a calculating deconstruction of a body of people, methodical and destructive enough to make reasonable people believe.”

    Now, I assume this was said by a resident of Steubenville, Ohio. I happen to be German and have spent a year studying (at a top University) in detail the science and society in Nazi Germany. And in my professional, grounded opinion I can say that this is at least 50% utter bullsh*t.

    It was not calculating or methodical to begin with. To begin with, it was confusing, conflicting, emotional and spontaneous – exactly like the situation in Steubenville.

    “When it was over, suicide, devastation and shame prevailed over those reasonable people.”

    Again, this is simply not true. Shame prevailed over those who had sided with and supported the Nazis. Many other Germans actively resisted, or simply did not get involved.

    Steubenville: if you’re going to compare yourself to Nazi Germany, please be aware of the facts and then think very hard about exactly how you want this comparison to be seen by the world.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003329844037 Tammy Gaudreault

      THANK YOU! The people who usually use Nazi in their arguments don’t know the real history and only rehash what has been claimed as ”facts” when in reality what has been taught to us is mostly propoganda.

  • K.

    Comparing Steubenville’s “suffering” of media attention and public outrage to genocide is disgraceful.

    Shame on you, Steubenville. Again.

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

    Ugh.

  • Tea

    This is utterly disgusting. Drama-whoring at its finest.

  • http://www.dpsinfo.com LaurieMann

    Wow. I was at the second rally in early January. I am not a felon. I felt perfectly safe attending the rally. Except for one block in front of one building, no walkways were blocked and no local people were harrassed. A few people who yelled at the people at the rally were yelled at, but that was it. Steubenville residents like Jill Watkins appear to be delusional. Photos from the 1/5/13 rally: http://www.lauriemann.net/Photos/Rallys/Pages/Steubenville.html

    • kope

      Been reading the Tweets and The FaceBook comments from the beginning. Anyone who has seen the disgusting, threatening comments and outright lies knew how this was going to end. KY’s tail between his not-so-anonymous legs, running out of town and taking his lies with him. All the BS about drugging, kidnapping, GANG RAPE (haven’t seen that one in a while for some reason), cover up, etc. The wall of lies has crumbled a little, but the name calling (as above) is still prevalent. As Stranahan points out, the defense hasn’t even presented its case, and this is already looking VERY bad for the alleged victim. Anyone who calls someone “rapist” without a conviction goes against everything America stands for. Anyone who calls someone a “rape apologist” for stamping out the lies merely shows why they are obsessed with this case. We knew who they were from the beginning: Occupy activist “reporter” Don Carpenter from Pittsburgh (who likes to create stories to cover), Josh and Jeremy from Toronto, OH (known Steubenville haters who have always referred to Steubenvile as “Nig Red” and “Big Black”), KY (just an amateur hacker from Kentucky) and several others from small, racist towns surrounding the city with the best public school system in sight. They don’t support their schools, levies or teams the way we do, and they are jealous. Their hate has no staying power, and will slither out of town with the next SQUIRREL! But one word of Truth remains forever. The only ones who’s stories have continued to change are those of this cyber lynch mob that has been proven wrong repeatedly. the wall of lies will crumble during the trial, and the poor, young girl at the heart of this will be left standing alone. The people of Steubenville have done so much (and said so little) in trying to defend her. KY and you gossiping fools are her worst nightmare. Shame on all of you! Go watch Phil or Jerry or Roseanne, Lmao!

    • http://twitter.com/smilalady smilalady

      OHAI Lee

    • http://twitter.com/HollysHere Holly Briley
  • http://twitter.com/NUNYAMAN Don Carpenter

    Lol RObert Kropas:
    BOB SERIOUSLY DUDE WHAT IS YOUR OBSESSION WITH ME AND MY JOURNALISM?
    IF ALL THE THREATS AND DEATH THREATS YOU MAKE AGAINST MYSELF AND OTHER INDY JOURNALISTS ISN’T ENOUGH.

    SO ONCE AGAIN BECAUSE U IGNORE MY PHONE CALLS WHEN I’M IN STEUBENVILLE, IF YOU’D LIKE TO COME ON MY SHOW FOR AN INTERVIEW AND RMABLE WHATEVER YOU’D LIKE TO, I AM GAME, YOU HOWEVER STILL HAVE TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS ON THIS CASE.

    I WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS CASE WITH THE FACTS UNTIL THE END. HOWEVER I AM STARTING TO GET CONCERNED BECAUSE U SEEM TO HAVE AN OBSESSION WITH ME BOBBO. NO MEANS NO DUDE.