"Last August, at least two members of the acclaimed Steubenville, Ohio, high school football team raped a 16-year-old classmate who had passed out drunk at a party. Fed up with the community of Steubenville, particularly the football community, for closing ranks around the girl's rapists to insist that the boys and their friends did nothing wrong and that the victim was the one to blame, an anonymous group recently released an incredibly disturbing video taken after the night of the party, in which her rapists call themselves "the rape crew" and laugh about what they did that night while referring to the girl as "dead" and "so raped." " -Upworthy
there is one quote i like"a house isn't asking to be broken into, the family inside is not asking to be killed. a kid in the park is not asking to be kidnapped, and a girl dressing risque is not asking to be raped"
I agree whole heartedly with this guy. Everything he says I agree with.
The only thing I want to say is: Parade this around and let people know that no matter how nice you are, even if you respect others, too much alcohol and you could be the passed out person on the floor just as easily as the drunk asshole making rude comments or raping the passed out person on the floor. You are not you when drunk. When you are drunk, you make bad decisions; decisions to drive, decisions to have sex, etc and people can get hurt because you made impaired decisions.
This is also precisely the reason why I am the designated driver 97% of the time. At any party where intoxication can happen, I firmly believe that there needs to be a few sober people there to slap some common sense into people.
The attitude our culture has is disgusting. People don't realize words like 'slut' and 'whore' dehumanizes girls, and encourages some men to be monsters. Girls who get drunk at parties aren't 'stupid sluts', they're your sisters, your cousins, your girlfriends. I completely agree with this video, we need a society were people are accountable for their own actions, and not blame.
You know what one of the defence lawyers said? That if it's proved sexual intercourse occured, he's gonna argue it was consensual because his client was the victim's boyfriend. BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY BOYFRIENDS CAN'T RAPE THEIR GIRLFRIENDS! This case disgusts me.
The stupidest argument I heard in favor of abstinence-only sex education was, "We don't teach our kids not to drink and drive, but if they do wear a seat belt. Why should we teach them don't have sex, but if you do wear a condom?"
What he says to wrap everything up really resonates with me, particularly the part of "If you teach kids that all sex is bad, how are they supposed to know when they're doing it wrong?" This country really needs to get its head out of its sexually-repressed ass, but...really, what can you expect from a country founded by Puritans, the people who were so uptight the British kicked them out?