BY Teresa Lu in Feminizzle on Apr 01, 2013 |
Last Tuesday, in association with V-Day, Eve Ensler, award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues, hosted a panel discussion regarding sexual violence, in the light of the Steubenville rape case. The event sold out in eight minutes. Though it was exciting to know that every seat would filled with engaged listeners, there was something so annoyingly typical about the scene that greeted me: the audience was composed almost entirely of women, with a couple ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in Feminizzle on Mar 29, 2013 |
While Steubenville showed the world the dark undercurrent of social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it's not the first recorded case of cyber bullying, and it certainly won't be the last. In fact, Internet victim bullying and hateful twitter campaigns seem to be the new normal, as evidenced by the sexual assault case currently unfolding in Torrington, Connecticut. The case surrounds two 18-year-old football players (and one unidentified ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Feminizzle on Mar 20, 2013 |
I have been immersed in the Steubenville story since I wrote on the court verdict earlier this week. We've read about the death threats to the victim, we've watched the media coverage, and we're deeply saddened by the reactions. It's all unfortunate proof that when it comes to rape, this country is still ass-backwards.
So enter Henry Rollins, punk pioneer, outspoken activist, and the most commanding presence I've ever had the privilege of seeing on ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in General on Mar 19, 2013 |
Though the Steubenville verdict was announced just two days ago, it seems that this story is still not over. Two teenage girls have now been charged for using Facebook and Twitter to threaten the life of the 16 year old victim of the Steubenville rape case.
The two girls, aged 16 and 15, are appearing before a juvenile court judge in Steubenville today. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine stated in response, “Let me be clear, threatening a ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Feminizzle on Mar 18, 2013 |
The Steubenville verdict was announced yesterday and Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond have been sentenced to at least a year in juvenile prison facility. Mays was sentenced to an additional year because he took a photo of the underage victim. The sentence was barely out before Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he was continuing his investigation to consider charges against anyone involved who hasn’t spoken up. A grand jury trial is already in the ... Read More