This. Is. Ridiculous. It’s been all over the news. The Ohio case of a teenager who was drugged and raped at parties by a group of teenage boys. There were pictures, videos, witness testimonies; everything to prove that assault took place without this young girls consent. Yes, two of the boys were tried and thankfully convicted. However, they got a minimum of one year which is what they will most likely do. In the video above, and in other articles I have read, the media is portraying the offenders as victims. Young boys who had so much ahead of them and now their lives are over. They seem to completely forget about the actual victim. The 16 year old girl who doesn’t even remember the night she was attacked; the fact that pictures of her were sent to classmates and that she was violated in the most inappropriate way and couldn’t even stop it.
There were teenage boys who testified in saying they witnessed the attack but did nothing to stop it because it didn’t seem forced; and that’s what rape was right? Just forcing yourself onto someone. Perhaps it just slipped their minds that violation an unconscious girl was considered wrong. I don’t know. They just went on about their night and did nothing to stop the boys from raping her.
This just reinforces the fact that rape and assault on women must be the woman’s fault. They would say that maybe this girl shouldn’t have drank so much or maybe she should’ve worn less revealing clothes, then this wouldn’t have happened. That is absolutely ridiculous. These kids should have known that this was wrong and the kids who witnessed it should’ve done something to stop it. The real victim here is the young girl who was raped, not the kids who did the raping. It makes me sick that anyone would portray these kids as the victims. I’m glad two were convicted; and they deserve as much jail time as possible and whatever consequences that come with their crime.