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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 men and boys ages 14 to 27, with a number that could still grow - 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.

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE, PEOPLE.

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.

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Comments
unstoppablei From: unstoppablei Date: March 12th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the link -- this is disgusting. I'm going to post on my facebook.
unholygrace From: unholygrace Date: March 12th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw this on sf_drama (I think). ;/ jfc. I just want to cuddle that girl and destroy her rapists.


djhzdfkjghzdkfjhzdfkjh 18 men and boys. 18. EIGHTEEN. Fuck the world. REPOSTED HERE AND ON FACEBOOK.
queeberquabbler From: queeberquabbler Date: March 12th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
unbelievable. thank you so much for letting me know about this. i'm writing NYT right NOW.
whreflections From: whreflections Date: March 12th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't even...

this is so fucking ridiculous I can't fucking believe anyone would say something like that about the rape of an 11 year old girl...those boys have to live with that?! What about that poor girl?? I mean...this is just disgusting. Thanks so much for posting, definitely reposting this over on fb and twitter. -.-

Edited at 2011-03-12 05:20 pm (UTC)
jessm78 From: jessm78 Date: March 12th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just heard about this last night. Absolutely disgusting. I was never a fan of NYT, and this is just totally reprehensible. WTF are they smoking over there??

Thanks for the heads up - going to give them a piece of my mind.
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